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gangster

Synonyms of gangster in English:

noun

  • they were held up at gunpoint by gangsters
    hoodlum, racketeer, bandit, robber, ruffian, thug, tough, desperado, outlaw, villain, lawbreaker, criminal;
    gunman, murderer, assassin, terrorist;
    gang member, member of a criminal gang, member of the Mafia, Mafioso;
    in Japan yakuza
    informal mobster, crook, hitman, hatchet man, heavy
    North American informal hood
    literary brigand
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