mob·ster | \ ˈmäb-stər \

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

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So, according to news reports, would such mobsters as Nicodemo Scarfo; New Jersey investigators once claimed Blavat paid Scarfo’s organization $500 a week for protection. Samantha Melamed,, "Why Jerry Blavat loves me (and literally everyone else at Memories in Margate)," 11 July 2018 At the end of season 2 of Riverdale, Archie finally realizes that mustache-twirling mobster Hiram Lodge (Mark Consuelos) really is a very bad man., "Making A Murderer," 27 June 2018 Salemme was kicked out of witness protection in 2004 when he was charged with lying to investigators for suggesting other mobsters killed DiSarro and was later allowed back under government protection — until DiSarro’s remains were found. Washington Post, "The last Mafioso? ‘Cadillac Frank’ trial shows mob’s decline," 17 June 2018 For his most recent project, the now 64-year-old Travolta stars as legendary Gambino crime family boss John Gotti in the mobster biopic Gotti—in theaters June 15. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "It's the 40th Anniversary of Grease: Where's the Cast Now?," 15 June 2018 Then in January 1993, the Boston Herald reported that another mobster, Tommy Hillary, was cooperating with authorities. Shelley Murphy,, "‘We know what happened to Steven Disarro...he was strangled to death,’ prosecutor says at mob trial," 18 June 2018 Torshin has denied any connections to Russian mobsters or of funneling money to the NRA. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "More evidence emerges on the NRA’s Russia connection.," 11 June 2018 There's nothing new about cutting deals, including for violent mobsters, but the tactics have drawn renewed scrutiny especially in conservative legal circles., "Mueller's Russia Probe Shows It Pays to Cooperate," 5 Apr. 2018 His business address was the known headquarters of a Russian-American mobster. Jonathan Chait, Daily Intelligencer, "Michael Cohen Apparently Flipping Is Extremely Bad News for Trump," 2 July 2018

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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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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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