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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 couple got engaged last February after Elba dropped to one knee during a screening of his film Yardie at the Rio Cinema in Dalston, east London.
"Yardie" opens in 1973, during a running gunbattle between rival gangs in the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.
So Idris, star of The Wire and the Thor films, set about making it happen and his directorial debut, Yardie, based on the 1992 book by Victor Headley, is finally hitting UK cinemas.
Actor Idris Elba says directing his first movie "Yardie" was a "nerve-wrecking" experience.
Viewed against a dispiriting backdrop of violent crime across London, gritty coming-of-age story Yardie is the wrong film in the right place at the right time.
YARDIE 15 VIEWED against a dispiriting backdrop of violent crime, gritty coming-of-age story Yardie is the wrong film in the right place at the right time.
The Luther star - whose big-screen directorial debut Yardie was premiered last week - said: "Look in the mirror and ask yourself, 'Where do you want to end up?'
Actor Idris - speaking at the London premiere of his new film Yardie - made comparisons between his lead character and young people.
The Luther star -- whose big-screen directorial debut Yardie was premiered last week -- said: "Look in the mirror and ask yourself, 'Where do you want to end up?'
Elba attended the red-carpet premiere for his directorial debut 'Yardie.'