Eighties British slang for a gang consisting predominatly of Jamacians, or those of Jamacian descent. Usually yardies work in large groups and favour torture to anyone who says anything against them. Their downfall is their rash decisions, inability to handle the police democratically, and thier general disorganisation when compared to larger gangland groups. Yardies, though many, tend to share a distrust for anyone outside their own gang, and are often drawn into gunfights or knife battles. Charactorised by excessive jewellry, puffer-jackets, baseball caps and screeching accents.
Usually violent and easily lured into losing their monies through misadventure.
The term 'Yardie' refers to Jamaican criminals. Many operate in London,dealing drugs and acquiring illicit money.Frequently seen driving BMW's (with) darkened windows, they like to visually display thier status;expensive gold jewellery, designer suits and sunglasses! They will administer very quickly violence and (death) to those who show 'disrespect'.Life expectancy low as thier deeds sooner or later catch up with them..
Police swooped on yet another group of Yardies in North West London, this time from Harlesden.