One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a gang of teenagers’
band, group, crowd, pack, horde, throng, mob, herd, swarm, multitude, mass, body, troop, drove, cluster
company, gathering, assemblage, assembly
informal posse, bunch, gaggle, load
2‘John was one of our gang’
circle, social circle, social set, group of friends, clique, in-crowd, coterie, lot, ring, clan, club, league, faction, cabal
fraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood
crew, posse, squad
rare sodality, confraternity
3‘a work gang hammering cobbles into the highway’
squad, team, troop, shift, detachment, posse, troupe
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