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gang

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verb \ˈgaŋ\

Definition of gang

Scottish

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  go



Origin of gang

Middle English, from Old English gangan; akin to Lithuanian žengti to stride


First Known Use: before 12th century


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gang

noun

Simple Definition of gang

  • : a group of criminals

  • : a group of young people who do illegal things together and who often fight against other gangs

  • : a group of people who are friends and who do things together

Full Definition of gang

  1. 1 a (1) :  a set of articles :  outfit <a gang of oars> (2) :  a combination of similar implements or devices arranged for convenience to act together <a gang of saws> b :  group: as (1) :  a group of persons working together (2) :  a group of persons working to unlawful or antisocial ends; especially :  a band of antisocial adolescents

  2. 2 :  a group of persons having informal and usually close social relations <watching TV with the gang>

Examples of gang

  1. a gang of drug dealers

  2. He is in a gang.

  3. He was shot by a member of a rival gang.

  4. the gang at the office



Origin of gang

Middle English, walking, journey, from Old English; akin to Old English gangan


First Known Use: 15th century


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gang

verb

Definition of gang

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to assemble or operate simultaneously as a group b :  to arrange in or produce as a gang

  3. 2 :  to attack in a gang

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move or act as a gang



1856

First Known Use of gang

1856



GANG Defined for Kids

gang

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noun \ˈgaŋ\

Definition of gang

  1. 1 :  a group of people working or going about together

  2. 2 :  a group of people acting together to do something illegal <a gang of thieves>

  3. 3 :  a group of friends <I invited the gang over.>





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