mobster

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

Definition of mobster

: a member of a criminal gang

Examples of mobster in a Sentence

the mobster threatened to break his legs if he didn't pay up
Recent Examples on the Web Of course, much of Scorsese’s tribute focused on Goodfellas, with the filmmaker recalling how Liotta embodied the unique mix of danger, charm, and vulnerability necessary to play the mobster Henry Hill. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 6 June 2022 Cannes, a 15-year-old girl named Chiara (Swamy Rotolo) grapples with the realization that her life of relative privilege is due to her father’s work as a mobster and drug dealer. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 The book has a story about the sister of the biggest mobster in Amsterdam. Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2022 Spoilers below for Peaky Blinders season 5. Alfie Solomons is back, and fans of the Jewish mobster are officially freaking out. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 10 June 2022 O'Brien plays a hot-tempered young mobster named Richie, who helps run his father's crime organization out of an unassuming tailor shop owned by Leonard (Rylance), an English immigrant with a mysterious past, and his assistant, Mable (Zoey Deutch). Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, 18 Mar. 2022 As Billy gains the mobster's trust, a career criminal named Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon) infiltrates the police department and reports on its activities to his syndicate bosses. Travis Bean, Forbes, 4 June 2022 And the fascination of it is that the movie, for all its hypnotic gangland escapades, was powered by a teasing question: Was Henry Hill, the real-life mobster portrayed by Liotta, a sociopath just like that other Ray? Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 26 May 2022 Holding a silver briefcase and wearing a black muscle T-shirt, the mobster bellowed at the class, interrupting the lecture. Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of mobster

1917, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jul 2022

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“Mobster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mobster. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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