Definition of Gangsta

1. Noun. (Black English) a member of a youth gang.




Definition of Gangsta

1. Noun. (slang) A member of an urban criminal or street gang. ¹

2. Adjective. (slang) exhibiting the traits or demeanor associated with the high risk lifestyle of urban street-thugs or hustlers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gangsta

1. a member of a street gang [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gangsta

gangrenous appendicitis
gangrenous cellulitis
gangrenous emphysema
gangrenous pharyngitis
gangrenous pneumonia
gangrenous rhinitis
gangrenous stomatitis
gangræna
gangs
gangs up
gangs up on
gangsaw
gangsman
gangsmen
gangst
gangsta (current term)
gangsta rap
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gangster
gangster's moll
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gangsterdoms
gangsterish
gangsterism
gangsterisms
gangsterlike
gangsters
gangue
gangues
ganguro

Literary usage of Gangsta

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1. Achieving High Educational Standards for All: Conference Summary by Timothy Ready, Christopher F. Edley, National Research Council, Catherine E. Snow (2002)
"Although the experiences that [gangsta rap] reflected may have been authentic only for some youth, others embraced the expressions and began to mimic the ..."

2. Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gapby Alfred W. Tatum by Alfred W. Tatum (2005)
"This is illustrated in the gangsta rap that became so popular in the late 1980s with the emergence of the rap group NWA (Niggaz With Attitudes). ..."

3. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... in gangsta films such as Menace 11 Society (Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, 1993), where private cars are presented as embodying financial success, ..."

4. The Reconfiguration of Political Order in Africa: A Case Study of North Kivu by Denis M. Tull (2005)
""gangsta War", The New Yorker, 3 Nov. 2003. 855 "The Global Menace of Local Strife", The Economist, 22 May 2003. S6 Simons, Anna, Mobilizable Male Youth, ..."

5. Surviving Twilight by Shane A. Bernskoetter (2005)
"My bed was covered with little wrapped cans, the party food was spread out all over and the assortment of neon colored gangsta guns made for a ..."

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