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mobster

[mob-ster]
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noun
  1. a member of a criminal mob.
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Origin of mobster

1915–20, Americanism; mob1 (in the sense “a member of a criminal gang”)+ -ster
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Related Words for mobster

crook, hooligan, soldier, racketeer, thug, criminal, hoodlum, mafioso, goon, outlaw, godfather, hood

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  • The mobster started from his chair, his eyes darting about the room.

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    Clifford Donald Simak


British Dictionary definitions for mobster

mobster

noun
  1. a US slang word for gangster
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Word Origin and History for mobster

n.

1916, from mob (n.) in the criminal sense + -ster.

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