Definition of Al Capone

1. Noun. United States gangster who terrorized Chicago during prohibition until arrested for tax evasion (1899-1947).

Exact synonyms: Alphonse Capone, Capone, Scarface
Generic synonyms: Gangster, Mobster

Lexicographical Neighbors of Al Capone

Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham
Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya
Al-Sayyid Bedouin Sign Language
Al Alamayn
Al Capone (current term)
Al Faran
Al Gore
Al Hijrah
Al Jazeera
Al Jolson
Al Madinah
Al Nathir
Al Qahira
Al Qanoon
Al Tawhid

Literary usage of Al Capone

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"Easy Does It—He/She/It Again I put this book title on the overhead: Al Capone My Shirts. Then, I ask kids for some possible words to finish this title. ..."

2. Financial Investigations: A Financial Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimesby Don Vogel by Don Vogel (1999)
"Take, for example, the case against Al Capone. ... No, Al Capone was brought down by a mild-mannered tax investigator from the 1RS. ..."

3. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"... though dead, and Al Capone, though in prison, are leaders. Fairbanks, Ruth, and Capone are not greater leaders than the others though they are probably ..."

4. Russian Organized Crime in the United States: Hearing Before the Permanent by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"... heard of the famous Al Capone. While the Capone investigation was certainly not our largest nor our most complex, it is a perfect example of what we do. ..."

5. The Bahamas: A Taste of the Islands by Paris Permenter, John Bigley (2000)
"During Prohibition, Graycliff was owned by Mrs. Polly Leach, a companion to Al Capone. Later, Graycliff was purchased by Lord and Lady Dudley, Third Earl of ..."

6. Making the Match: The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time by Teri S. Lesesne (2003)
"My parents became alarmed that I could recite all pertinent dates in the rise and fall of Al Capone but could not remember when William Shakespeare was born ..."

7. Worldwide Threats to National Security: Hearing Before the Committee on edited by John Warner (2000)
"... or the accusation, is like saying Al Capone is guilty of tax evasion but nothing else. The question is—and you do not have to comment on that. ..."

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