1. (orig. US) having links to someone influential, whether legitimate or otherwise.
|Hand-made Fables 27: The highly connected Couple was certainly In Dutch on the Progeny proposition.|
|Powder 22: Witty, glamorous, rich, connected.|
|Layer Cake 9: I can really only entertain people who are somehow connected, who come to us quoted.|
|Night Gardener 112: If they was men, shit, they’d be connected, and it would come back on you.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 23: She fucked old man Vignieri, she is connected.|
|Thrill City [ebook] I may be out of the biz, but I’m still connected.|
|Viva La Madness 79: Mort also had a few confabs with some seriously connected guys.|
2. (US) being a member of an organized crime syndicate.
|Carlito’s Way 19: He was a down cat and he was connected.|
|(con. 1985–90) In Search of Respect 72: My ‘connected’ Italian-American baby-sitter noted that the floors above the restaurant were the official meeting hall for high-level members of the Genovese clan.|
|Angel of Montague Street (2004) 175: Dirt bag. Always claimed to be connected, but I never believed him.|
|Alphaville (2011) 45: The last guy involved was the son of a connected guy, too.|