Definition of "yakuza" [yakuza]

  • (noun) A loose alliance of Japanese criminal organizations and illegal enterprises.
  • (noun) A Japanese gangster.

Use "yakuza" in a sentence

  • "The word yakuza itself comes from a losing hand in gambling. 893 ya-ku-za."
  • "They were called yakuza, he knew, “yaks” for short."
  • "The dark, hedonistic world of the yakuza is the focus, though this story is about the illegal sex trade, a malefic home for unwanted Chinese girls, not a black market for fish."

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