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Definition of "gangland" []

  • The underworld of organized criminal gangs. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or carried out by organized criminals: gangland turf; a gangland slaying. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gangland" in a sentence
  • "Another 50 civilians have been bumped-off in gangland-style hits authorized by the Knesset†™ s newest Mafia Don, Ehud Olmert."
  • "Police were questioning three people about the latest murder in one of the bloodiest feuds in Irish gangland history."
  • "The next big thing in gangland fiction is going to be a fucking blockbuster: A cabal of sociopathic-yet-idiotic rich dudes pull together a coalition of differently-aggrieved white folks that takes over America (by stealing an election), and thus takes over the world."