Examples of gangster in a Sentence
Al Capone remains one of the most notorious gangsters in American history.
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Cut in half by Obi-Wan in that film, he was revived (and given new legs) in The Clone Wars animated series and eventually formed an alliance of gangsters and villains called the Shadow Collective.
Sixty years after Capone's death, the world's most famous gangster still draws a crowd in Chicago and visitors from all over the world come to search for anything Capone, who died Jan. 25, 1947.
This process would serve to normalize his gangster ethic across large swaths of the country, among a radicalized pro-Trump cohort that will be around to poison civic life in America long after Trump has exited the stage.
This has always been an element of the movie series: the idea that the everyday lives of farmers, slavers, gangsters, and mining magnates continue while wars are being waged elsewhere.
While entirely dependent on American gangsters like the notorious Al Capone for their delivery, distribution and sales networks, Canadian distillers flourished like never before.
Stops on this tour include tales of Al Capone—complete with stories of scorned gangsters and murdered mobsters—and follow in the steps of John Dillinger in his final moments of life.
Harrison said the OGs, or original gangsters, add credibility to the message that Ten Point brings.
One of Hiram’s gangsters, Andre, interrupted the fight and told Archie to leave.
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What is the history of the word gangster?
Gangster came into the English language at the latter portion of the 19th century, as one of what is now a large parcel of words which have been formed by adding the noun combining form –ster to an existing word. The ending -ster has a number of possible meanings (“one that does, handles, or operates,” “one that makes or uses,” “one that is associated with or participates in,” “one that is”), and one of its interesting elements is that it has, in many cases, shifted its gender. This second portion of gangster comes from the Old English -estre, meaning “female agent.” The word tapster ("a bartender"), for instance, was tæppestre in Old English, and designated a barmaid, or female tapster. In modern use the addition of -ster may often be found in a gender-neutral sense, as with hipster, or with implications of masculinity, as with gangster and mobster, through prevalence of usage.
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Definition of gangster for English Language Learners
: a member of a group of violent criminals
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