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ganger 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.

Words that rhyme with ganger

banger, clanger, hangar, hanger, haranguer, Sanger, Stavanger

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