Hi folks, I think this is an American English and I'm not sure if The British people ever use it, but I often see people use "gang" when they refer to their mates, friends, fellow citizens etc. I took a look at Urban Dictionary and still they take the word "gang" seriously based on their real presence in their society and regard it as a problem. They suggest it does have a "criminal" tone to it. So it should mean more like a "bad friends/company"? I tend to avoid using it because it can mean, "hey, we are friends, we can do bad stuff to each other and that doesn't have to be mean.No one else cares." but I honestly won't invite other people to do such stuff and use friendship as an excuse. Other than using it like greeting,"hi gang," they use it like "me and my gang went out last night." So how should I interpret it when I see quite a few people using it? Any suggestions or help, please?