Search Results
Get the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary app Find out more about Oxford American Dictionaries for learners of English Get an Oxford Advanced American Dictionary searchbox for your website Ask Text Checker

Definition of yakuza noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

yakuza

noun (also Yakuza)
/ˈyɑkʊˌzɑ; ˈyɑkʊzə/ yakuza pronunciation American
often the yakuza [singular]
 
a secret organization of criminals in Japan that is similar to the Mafia
The yakuza is involved in gambling and sports.The Yakuza has a very complex organizational structure.