mobster mobster  /ˈmɑb stər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a criminal who is a member of gang

Usage(s):

  1. At his peak, Al Capone was America's most powerful mobster, overseeing a massive Chicago crime syndicate during Prohibition's heyday.
  2. Among the so-called Ten Commandments: Do not covet the wife of your fellow mobster; and do not steal from other Mafiosi.
  3. The mobster's young protege joins the police force and rises quickly through the ranks.

News

  1. Trial Of Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Begins In Boston

    Opening statements were held Wednesday in the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston mobster who is charged with 32 counts of racketeering and murder.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NPR

  2. Trial Of Reputed Boston Mobster James Bulger Underway

    An attorney for reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has told jurors that his client wasn't an FBI informant, as the government has claimed.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: News On 6 Tulsa

  3. Trial begins for mobster with Tulsa ties

    As the highly anticipated trial of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger gets underway, jurors will hear prosecutors and defense attorneys describe a man who has been a legendary figure in Boston for decades.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KJRH-TV Tulsa

Quotes

  1. "We're dealing with people who for decades were able to avoid any kind of investigation in Canada," Mafia expert Antonio Nicaso said in an interview. "Nick Rizzuto is a very respected mobster. . .he was born and married into the Mob. . .He...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Antonio Source: Canada.com

  2. "It's based on a book called 'I Heard You Paint Houses.' It's a very simple, terrific story about [mobster Frank Sheeran], who supposedly killed [Jimmy] Hoffa and Joe Gallo and so on," De Niro said.
    on Apr 15, 2010 By: Robert De Niro Source: MTV.com (blog)

  3. Harvard Professor Elizabeth Warren told the Wall Street Journal that "student loan debt collectors have power that would make a mobster envious."
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Elizabeth Warren Source: TPMCafe (blog)

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