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gangland

[ gang-land, -luhnd ]
/ ˈgæŋˌlænd, -lənd /
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noun

the world of organized crime; criminal underworld.

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Origin of gangland

An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; gang1 + land
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British Dictionary definitions for gangland

gangland
/ (ˈɡæŋˌlænd, -lənd) /

noun

the criminal underworld
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