Definition of Jack 'Legs' Diamond from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Jack 'Legs' Diamond

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(1896-1931) a US leader of a crime organization in New York in the 1920s. He was called 'Legs' because, when young, he was a fast runner and could run away quickly after stealing something. During Prohibition, he sold illegal alcohol and drugs. He killed a number of other criminal leaders but was himself murdered after he opposed a powerful one, 'Dutch' Schultz.