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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Then there were the mobsters who needed their take, and the twin brothers, Vincent and Frankie, both played by Franco, whose ups and downs in fortune took center stage as the season went along. Taylor Antrim, Vogue, "With Season 2, HBO's The Deuce is a Show in Transition—and That's a Good Thing," 19 Sep. 2018 The authorities managed to finally take him down not for any of his violent crimes as the most famous mobster in America, but for tax evasion. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Trump tried to defend Paul Manafort by ... comparing him to Al Capone," 1 Aug. 2018 Jerry Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched an undercover scam sting called Operation Final Answer. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber is dumping its controversy-plagued self-driving truck business," 31 July 2018 Mayhem ensues, there's a racist mobster named Hoffo, and Slaughter succeeds in killing Hoffo by incinerating him in a crashed vehicle. Dave Lewis,, "11 blaxploitation movies that helped define the genre," 8 June 2018 Once, when a couple of other mobsters were locked up, their wives stopped by in hopes of selling Torres jewelry from a recent heist. Glenn Garvin, miamiherald, "Book about Miami crime boss is a bloody, bonkers saga. Leo DiCaprio will co-produce the film. | Miami Herald," 28 Mar. 2018 Let’s start at the beginning when the title character, based on the real-life New York mobster who died in 2002, stands before the East River. New York Times, "Review: John Travolta Has the Dapper Look, but ‘Gotti’ Is a Mess," 15 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of mobster

1917, in the meaning defined above

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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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