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- n. criminal organizations, collectively.
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- n. underworld organizations
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His creator, sickened by the increase of crime decided, in 1931, to create a detective who could deal with gangdom via what he called "the hot lead route."
The anguish on Jingles 'brutish face was genuine and everyone in gangdom was well aware of his devotion to Gun Moll.
It came when the hated snitch -- for gangdom hates the informer worse than anything else dead or alive -- had turned a sufficiently dark and deserted corner.