- The definition of a gangster is a criminal who is a member of an organized gang or crime ring.
A man in the street gang The Bloods is an example of a gangster.
An old style gangster.
gangster definition by Webster's New World
a member of a gang of criminals
Origin: see -ster
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- gangsterism noun
gangster definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
- A member of a gang of delinquents.
- gangˈster·dom noun
- gangˈster·ism noun