gangbuster

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noun gang·bust·er \ˈgaŋ-ˌbə-stər\

Definition of gangbuster

  1. :  one engaged in the aggressive breakup of organized criminal gangs

like gangbusters

  1. :  with great or excessive force or aggressiveness came on like gangbusters; also :  with great speed or success was selling like gangbusters

Origin and Etymology of gangbuster

2gang + 2bust + 2-er


First Known Use: 1930



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