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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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themselves in the world of Jamaican Yardies. they lead Davis to the gang boss?
BIG black men with dreadlocks driving silver Audis through the streets of Leith.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.
'But somewhere along the line he lost the trust of the local Yardies and they eventually caught up with him.'
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.
He added efforts to forge stronger links with the black community were working but there was still an atmosphere of fear created by the Yardies.
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.