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Definition of gang noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an organized group of criminals criminal gang members and drug dealers a gang of pickpockets An armed gang robbed the bank.
  2. 2a group of young people who spend a lot of time together and often cause trouble or fight against other groups gang violence a street gang All the local boys are members of gangs.
  3. 3(informal) a group of friends who meet regularly The whole gang will be there.
  4. 4an organized group of workers or prisoners doing work together see also chain gang
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: gang