Gang. n.s. [from the verb.] A number herding together; a troop; a company; a tribe; a herd. It is seldom used but in contempt or abhorrence.
Oh, you panderly rascals! there's a knot, a gang, a pack, a conspiracy against me. Shakes. Merry Wives of Windsor.
As a gang of thieves were robbing a house, a mastiff fell a barking. L'Estrange, Fable 21.
Admitted in among the gang,
He acts and talks as they befriend him. Prior.