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Noun felon has 2 senses
- criminal, felon, crook, outlaw, malefactor - someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime
--1 is a kind of wrongdoer, offender
--1 has particulars:
| ||accessory, accessary; arsonist, incendiary, firebug; blackmailer, extortioner, extortionist; bootlegger, moonshiner; briber, suborner; conspirator, coconspirator, plotter, machinator; desperado, desperate criminal; fugitive, fugitive from justice; gangster, mobster; highbinder; highjacker, hijacker; hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer; kidnapper, abductor, snatcher; mafioso; moll, gun moll, gangster's moll; murderer, liquidator, manslayer; probationer, parolee; pusher, drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker; racketeer; raper, rapist; recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal; scofflaw; smuggler, runner, contrabandist, moon curser, moon-curser; thief, stealer; traitor, treasonist; violator, lawbreaker, law offender; Bonney, William H. Bonney, Billie the Kid; James, Jesse James; MacGregor, Robert MacGregor, Rob Roy|
- felon, whitlow - a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
--2 is a kind of infection