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yakuza

This page is about the slang term yakuza

Meaning

a Japanese criminal organisation, or a member of such an organisation

For example

  • Many members of the yakuza have amazing tattoos that cover nearly every part of their body.

  • Everyone knew Hideki was a yakuza because the tip of his left little finger had been cut off.

Quick Quiz

The yakuza are criminal organisations in

a. Korea

b. Hong Kong

c. Japan

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Contributor: Matt Errey