Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A company; a gang.

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

  • noun obsolete Same as gang, n., 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A company; troop; a gang.

Etymologies

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From Middle English gyng, gynge, genge, from Old English genge ("a troop, privy, company, retinue"), from Proto-Germanic *gangijan (“pace, walk”). Cognate with Middle Low German gink ("a going, turn, way"), Old Norse gengi ("accompaniment, entourage, help"), Icelandic gengi ("rate"). Related to Old English gengan ("to go"), from Proto-Germanic *gangijanan (“to go”). More at gang.

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  • scat —James Halliwell, Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words (1855)

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