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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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The cast and crew of Yardie cheered as Brit-born Idris, 45, got down on one knee and popped the question to 29-year-old model Sabrina Dhowre.
The Hollywood heartthrob, 45, went down on one knee and the audience for the Yardie preview cheered as Sabrina Dhowre said "yes".
The 45-year-old star of Luther and The Wire got in the Valentine's Day mood early, going down on one knee to Sabrina Dhowre on stage before a preview of the movie Yardie.
An ambulance was called and he told the police: "That boy Yardie stabbed me.
He's joined by Jamaicanborn Prince Harry, aka White Yardie, Thanyia Moore - 2013 Best Female Newcomer at the Black Comedy Awards - and Will-E.
The survey work was carried out from the vessel Yardie Creek with the work completed in less than four weeks.
10 years ago GUN-TOTING Yardie drug lords were feared to be moving to Teesside to peddle lethal crack cocaine.
Yardie The Sunday Mercury first exposed how Yardie gangsters from Birmingham and Wolverhampton were using Scotland as a market for cocaine and heroin back in 2000.
A SHERIFF yesterday confiscated drug money from a lapdancer and her Yardie associates after they failed to turn up at court to claim it back.
Northumbria and Durham forces were involved in the strikes to find dealers ( including Jamaican Yardie gang members.
Police have now identified the weapon that killed him as a Mac 10 machine gun - a weapon favoured by Yardie gangsters.