Capone



Al(phonse) (“Scarface”) 1899–1947, U.S. gangster and Prohibition-era bootlegger, probably born in Italy.
Contemporary Examples

The Bars That Made America Great Nina Strochlic December 27, 2014
The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull Mark Jacobson March 7, 2014
American Gangsters Reconsidered Allen Barra July 23, 2010
Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties Michael Daly February 16, 2013
American Gangsters Reconsidered Allen Barra July 23, 2010
A Tip of the Fedora to Elmer Lincoln Irey, the Patron Saint of the IRS John L. Smith July 6, 2013
Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties Michael Daly February 16, 2013
Jerry Sandusky Sentenced: Eight Facts About Pennsylvania Prisons Abby Haglage October 9, 2012
Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties Michael Daly February 16, 2013
Vermont’s Amazing, Grueling, Traumatic Race Stuart Miller June 21, 2011

noun
Alphonse, called Al. 1899–1947, US gangster in Chicago during Prohibition

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