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."