Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.

Welcome back to Pop Lexicon, The A.V. Club’s series with Kory Stamper, Merriam-Webster lexicographer and editor, where she reveals the origins of America’s favorite colloquialisms. In this video, Kory reveals the criminal history of “gangbusters,” a word first used in the early 20th century in reference to cops whose job it was to literally bust gangs.

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