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1‘they were held up at gunpoint by gangsters’
hoodlum, racketeer, bandit, robber, ruffian, thug, tough, desperado, outlaw, villain, lawbreaker, criminal
gunman, murderer, assassin, terrorist
gang member, member of a criminal gang, member of the Mafia, Mafioso
informal mobster, crook, hitman, hatchet man, heavy
North American informal hood
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