Examples of gangster in a Sentence
Al Capone remains one of the most notorious gangsters in American history.
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So, Axe jumps to the next option: Taking the money of gangsters.
But probably none of the Depression-era gangsters were as famous -- or as glamorized - as Bonnie and Floyd.
Seeing a Latinx family in power, even in a world as fantastical as Riverdale, is, in many ways, new — even if the general idea of the Latinx gangster isn't.
The streaming channel FilmStruck currently features Cagney as its star of the week, collecting some of his best gangster films (The Public Enemy, White Heat) but also some, noted below, that showcase his skill as a dancer and comic actor.
The caller turns out to be notorious gangster Ganesh Gaitonde (Nawazuddin Siddiqui).
Does that seem a little different now that the North Koreans have said this latest meeting was regrettable and that Pompeo was pushing unilateral and gangster-like demands?
Instead, Day of the Soldado is helmed by Stefano Sollima (the director of Italian noir like 2015’s Suburra), who approaches it like a straightforward gangster movie.
In 1983, a Kansas City grand jury handed down the indictments in a related casino skimming investigation that took down leading gangsters in Chicago, Milwaukee and Cleveland.
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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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