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 The mobster manages to reach Bogart on the phone and threatens to kill him if the story appears. Bob Greene, WSJ, "Requiem for the Printing Press," 10 June 2020 Is this the judge that put Paul Manfort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, "Trump takes on Judge Amy Berman Jackson ahead of Roger Stone’s sentencing," 12 Feb. 2020 Tom Hardy stars as the famed mobster who died in 1947 at the age of 48 following worsening health due to his having syphilis. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Tom Hardy in 'Capone' trailer arrives," 16 Apr. 2020 In 2013, Janet Uhlar was one of 12 jurors who found Bulger guilty in a massive racketeering case, including involvement in 11 murders, even after hearing evidence that the mobster was helped by corrupt FBI agents. USA TODAY, "Return of Alienstock, Mardi Gras hate crime, much ado about a hat: News from around our 50 states," 19 Feb. 2020 Other news from across Michigan Feeling opinionated (These pieces express the views of the author, separate from those of this publication) Mitch the mobster? Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, "Elections newsletter: Whitmer gets a big moment," 24 Jan. 2020 And then there was the toughest goal of all: a crash diet-exercise regimen to ensure that the 350-pound mobster could squeeze through the prison’s window. Fox News, "350-lb Lucchese mobster plotted crash diet to escape through prison window: officials," 19 Oct. 2019 Card and dice games in the back rooms of saloons and social halls were a payday for hustlers like Farrell and the mobsters who controlled the games. Edmund H. Mahony,, "Manchester’s John ‘Fast Jack’ Farrell, the notorious card and dice hustler, dies," 1 Aug. 2019 This month, the government even passed a measure making house arrests in the case of mobsters contingent on the approval of a Mafia prosecutor. New York Times, "In Italy, Some Fear the Virus Is a Get-Out-of-Jail Card for Mafiosi," 13 May 2020

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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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18 Jun 2020

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“Mobster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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