- a Japanese gangster
- a Japanese syndicate (noun) of organized criminals
Origin of yakuzaJapanese
- A loose alliance of Japanese criminal organizations and illegal enterprises.
- A Japanese gangster.
Origin of yakuzaJapanese yakuza card hand consisting of eight, nine, and three (the worst possible hand in a traditional Japanese card game in which a player's final score is the last digit of the sum of the values of the player's hand), good-for-nothing, yakuza ya eight ( from Old Japanese) ku nine ( from Early Middle Chinese kuw' ) ( (also the source of Mandarin ji&ucaron; nine) ) ( ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan d-ku ) (Tibetan dgu ) za alteration of san three ( from Middle Chinese sam ) ( also the source of Mandarin sān ; see sampan . )
- A Japanese organized crime gang
- A member of a Japanese organized crime gang
From Japanese, ã‚„ãã–