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drug lord

The most powerful person in a group that sells illegal drugs. The trial for the cartel's powerful drug lord begins today under heavy security.
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drug lord

n. a drug dealer high up in the distribution chain. The drug lords like Mr. Big seem never to get arrested.
See also: drug, lord
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