gurrah

gurrah

(ˈɡʌrə)
n
(Textiles) a type of coarse Indian muslin
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They touch on big names like Gurrah Schapiro; Bugsy Siegel; and Sam Levine, the shomer shabbos hitman.
224/a/2, Fort Vermilion Journal, entry of April 2, 1826; 'gurrah' is apparently a coarse muslin from India, although this hardly seems suitable for bush life in the north.
According to the Hambali school of thought, anyone committing abortion must pay a fine (gurrah).
In fact, Jewish gangsters like Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro and Arnold Rothstein in New York--and especially Abner "Longy" Zwillman in New Jersey--created "organized" crime empires before Luciano and Costello became forces in their own right.