gangland

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noun, often attributive gang·land \ˈgaŋ-ˌland, -lənd\

Definition of gangland

  1. :  the world of organized crime a gangland killing

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Origin and Etymology of gangland

2gang + 1land


First Known Use: 1912


GANGLAND Defined for English Language Learners

gangland

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noun

Definition of gangland for English Language Learners

  • : the violent world of organized crime


Law Dictionary

gangland

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noun , often attrib gang·land \ˈgaŋ-ˌland\

Legal Definition of gangland

  1. :  the world of organized crime



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