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gorilla

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a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang
  • the loan shark sent a couple of gorillas to "convince" him to pay up

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The first known use of gorilla was in 1832

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“Gorilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/gorilla. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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