gangsterland


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gangsterland

(ˈɡæŋstəˌlænd)
n
1. an area controlled by gangsters
2. the world of gangsters; gangsterdom
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HE was one of the original cast of River City but Tony Kearney wants to make a new soap - as his old stomping ground has "morphed into gangsterland".
By the age of 15 she had lived in women's refuges, the heart of London's gangsterland and several different foster homes.
There is nothing novel or innovative about the intense family relationships, short- fused hard men and unprovoked cruelty of gangsterland.
But Shaw the thief-taker was to become so mesmerised by the heavy-duty crooks he was paid to cage that he became sucked into gangsterland.
Jim Conod, defending, said: "This young man started believing he could form some sort of racket after reading literature on gangsterland."
The apartment building is also at the threshold of Hillbrow, once as fashionable as London's Chelsea but today South Africa's most crime-wracked area -- a gangsterland run by Nigerian druglords.