Gangsta meaning

găngstə
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(slang) Exhibiting the traits or demeanor associated with the high risk lifestyle of urban street-thugs or hustlers.
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A variety of rap music that is distinguished by an emphasis on themes of violence, criminality, and machismo.
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Of or relating to the music, clothing, and culture of street gangs.
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A person who is active in a gang, especially a young member of a criminal gang; a gangster.
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(slang) A member of an urban criminal or street gang.
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A person who writes and performs this music.
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Origin of gangsta

  • Pronunciation spelling of the African American Vernacular English pronunciation of gangster

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary