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Yardie

(ˈjɑːdɪ)
n
(Law) a member of a Black criminal syndicate originally based in Jamaica
[C20: from Jamaican dialect yard home or (by expatriate Jamaicans) Jamaica]
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Noun1.yardie - member of an international gang of Jamaican criminals who sell drugs and violence; "A much publicized raid on a yardie stronghold had first been simulated at Riot City"
gangster, mobster - a criminal who is a member of gang
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Yardie

[ˈjɑːdɪ] N (Brit) → Yardy m (miembro de una organización criminal de Jamaica)
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Detective Inspector Harry Davis suspects that the Yardies are taking over the drug trade in Middlesbrough and his instincts tell him that the students are involved.
Yr wythnos hon mae rhywun arall yn mentro ar dir y frawdoliaeth wrth i Lyn ddod i wybod fod Yardies yn gwerthu cyffuriau i blant ysgol yn ei ardal ef.
These were no normal residents but gun--toting Yardies selling crack cocaine.
Yardies have no qualms about gunning down anyone in their way - even police.
The suspect also has strong links with Wolverhampton Yardies.
The so-called Godfather of British Yardies, Errol 'Ranking Dread' Codling, is wanted for more than 30 gangland killings in the UK stretching back to the early 1980s.
The Yardies are an international crime syndicate and there have been scores of murders in London linked to them as gangs fight for control of the crack cocaine market.
But it is thought that dozens of Yardies - who originate from violent street gangs in Kingston - are now operating in Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
The Yardies work independently, but also deal with some Scots drug barons and their networks of pushers.
THE Yardies grew out of the lawless back streets of Jamaica in the early 1970s.
Yardies are fiercely loyal groups of young men from the same few streets organised in gangs known as posses and led by "dons".
Britain's most lawless bandits, The Yardies, are out of control.