- to attack or oppose as a group
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Origin of Gang
From Middle English gangen, from Old English gangan (“to go, walk, turn out”), from Proto-Germanic *ganganą (“to go, walk”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰengʰ- (“to step, walk”). Cognate with Scots gang (“to go on foot, walk”), Swedish gånga (“to walk, go”), Faroese ganga (“to walk”), Icelandic ganga (“to walk, go”). Ultimately: related to etym. 2, see below.
From Middle English gang, from Old English gang (“a journey, a way, a passage”), from Proto-Germanic *gangaz. Cognate with Dutch gang, Icelandic gangur, Norwegian gang ("hallway"), Old Norse gangr (passage, hallway).
Middle English band of men from Old English journey and Old Norse -gangr journey, group (as in thjofagangr gang of thieves)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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