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Syllabification: gang·er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡaNGər

Definition of ganger in English:


The foreman of a gang of laborers.
Example sentences
  • The navvies were organised under gangers, men who organised the gangs of labourers.
  • Next to it there was a basketball game in progress composed mostly of gangers.
  • A very highly respected member of the community, a hardworking, industrious farmer, he was also a ganger with Mayo County Council for many years until his retirement and was very popular with his superiors and workers.

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