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English definition of “Yardie”


noun [C]     /ˈjɑː.di/ US  /ˈjɑːr.di/
a member of a violent criminal organization, involved especially with illegal drugs, that started in Jamaica and now also operates in the UKGangsters, thugs and criminal organizations
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