Synonyms of gangster in English:

gangster


See definition of gangster

noun

1‘they were held up at gunpoint by gangsters’

SYNONYMS
hoodlum, racketeer, bandit, robber, ruffian, thug, tough, desperado, outlaw, villain, lawbreaker, criminal
gunman, murderer, assassin, terrorist
gang member, member of a criminal gang, member of the Mafia, Mafioso
yakuza
informal mobster, crook, hitman, hatchet man, heavy
North American informal hood
literary brigand