from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun criminal organizations, collectively.

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  • noun 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."

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  • The anguish on Jingles 'brutish face was genuine and everyone in gangdom was well aware of his devotion to Gun Moll.

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  • 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.

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