gangsta

noun, often attributive gang·sta \ ˈgaŋ(k)-stə \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of gangsta

1 : a member of an urban street gang
2 : a performer of gangsta rap

Examples of gangsta in a Sentence

  1. the short, violence-filled life of an inner-city gangsta

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Origin and Etymology of gangsta

respelling of gangster reflecting loss of final r


GANGSTA Defined for English Language Learners

gangsta

noun

Definition of gangsta for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a street gang

  • : a person who performs gangsta rap music


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