gangbanger

noun
gang·​bang·​er | \ ˈgaŋ-ˌbaŋ-ər How to pronounce gangbanger (audio) \

Definition of gangbanger

: a member of a street gang

Examples of gangbanger in a Sentence

the argument that the DEA needs to focus more on the kingpins of the drug trade and less on the gangbangers in the street
Recent Examples on the Web Despite making up 18% of the U.S. population, the usual stereotypes of the gangbanger, the day laborer, the janitor, the maid, and the exotic Latina continue to be seen on the big screen. AZCentral.com, 15 Sep. 2021 The gangbanger label will follow a person for life. Jacqueline Serrato, chicagotribune.com, 13 Apr. 2018 His mother has told him to avoid the side streets where the gangbangers hang out. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, 5 May 2018 When his father died suddenly, Hernandez was distraught and started hanging with gangbangers and druggies. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2018 There are crooked cops, and feds, and gangbangers, and an orc mafia. Jordan Hoffman, HWD, 20 Dec. 2017 Here’s another gun-packing gangbanger who lives la vida loca and then reaps its bloody rewards. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2017 For the past few weeks, Gillespie’s campaign has run ads tying Northam, a pediatrician and Army doctor, to MS-13 gangbangers and to a child pornographer. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2017 Urban legend has it that Ice-T was a gangbanger in his youth, most notoriously with the Crips. Ericka Blount Danois, The Root, 13 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of gangbanger

1969, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gangbanger

gangbang + -er entry 2

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“Gangbanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gangbanger. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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