|Origin:||'way, journey'; the modern meaning comes from the idea of a group of people "going" together|
gang1 S3 [countable]
a group of young people who spend time together, and who are often involved in crime or drugs and who often fight against other groups:
two rival street gangs
gang member/member of a gang
The parents have denied that their son is a gang member.
the problem of inner-city gang violence
a group of criminals who work together:
Several gangs were operating in the area.
Armed gangs have hijacked lorries.
a gang of smugglers
a group of friends, especially young people:
The whole gang will be there next weekend.
a group of workers or prisoners doing physical work together