Definition of gangsta noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡæŋstə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæŋstə//
    Styles of music
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  1. 1[countable] (North American English, slang) a member of a street gang
  2. 2(also gangsta rap) [uncountable] a type of rap music, typically with words about violence, guns, drugs and sex See related entries: Styles of music
  3. Word Origin1980s: alteration of gangster.
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