gang war

noun

variants or gang warfare
: feuding between gangs
especially : feuding between groups of gangsters

Word History

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gang war was in 1910

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“Gang war.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gang%20war. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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