mob·​ster | \ ˈmäb-stər How to pronounce mobster (audio) \

Definition of mobster

: a member of a criminal gang

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Examples of mobster in a Sentence

the mobster threatened to break his legs if he didn't pay up
Recent Examples on the Web After he was arrested in 1996, the mobster confessed to playing a role in more than 100 killings, including the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was dissolved in acid because his father had been an informant. Washington Post, 1 June 2021 Why does Kevin McTaggart, a legendary Cleveland mobster tied to seven murders decades ago, think he should be freed from prison early? Laura Johnston, cleveland, 1 June 2021 Costa served as the front woman in a former mobster's busted chain of Rascal Flatts restaurants. Robert Anglen, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2021 And of course the Marders see a lot of Judy Campbell, girlfriend to Sinatra, President Kennedy and the mobster Sam Giancana. New York Times, 8 May 2021 My books have received critical acclaim, even though, financially, most of them sank like a mobster in cement shoes. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2021 The narrative centers on Bobby Donati, a mobster who may have organized the theft with fellow criminal Robert (Bobby) Guarente in order to use the art as a bargaining chip to get their friend Vincent Ferrara out of jail, per Lauren Kranc of Esquire. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Apr. 2021 Simon Dedaj is a charismatic 57-year-old Albanian-American mobster doing 50 years to life for a double murder. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021 But someone else is striking against the criminals, too, starting with the assassination of mobster Johnny Vitti on Halloween. Christian Holub,, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of mobster

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mobster was in 1917

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7 Jun 2021

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“Mobster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mobster

: someone who is part of a secret organized group of criminals : a member of the Mob


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