gangland

[gang-land, -luh nd]
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Origin of gangland

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; gang1 + land
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Related Words for gangland

mob, syndicate, gangland, abyss, riffraff, racket, Mafia, felonry, underworld

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British Dictionary definitions for gangland

gangland

noun
  1. the criminal underworld
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Word Origin and History for gangland
n.

1912, from gang (n.) + land (n.).

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