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Definition of "gang" []

  • A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit. (noun)
  • A group of adolescents who band together, especially a group of delinquents. (noun)
  • Informal A group of people who associate regularly on a social basis: The whole gang from the office went to a clambake. (noun)
  • A group of laborers organized together on one job or under one foreperson: a railroad gang. (noun)
  • A matched or coordinated set, as of tools: a gang of chisels. (noun)

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 "gang" in a sentence
  • ""My impression is that this is the work of a gang -- a _gang_.""
  • "We have a conspiracy among unscrupulous breeders to obtain this valuable cat, and hence, sir, we have a gang -- a _gang_. ""
  • "KING: And they were -- who gave them the term gang of five?"