Definition of yakuza noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

yakuza

noun (also Yakuza)
/ˈyɑkʊˌzɑ; ˈyɑkʊzə/
 
often the yakuza [singular]
 
a secret organization of criminals in Japan that is similar to the Mafia
The yakuza is involved in gambling and sports.The Yakuza has a very complex organizational structure.
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