gangsta

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gangsta

1. noun, colloquial African-American slang Someone who is an active member of a criminal gang or engages in a lifestyle characterized by criminal activities; a gangster. Mom's worried you're gonna become a gangsta and end up dead.
2. noun, slang By extension, one who is tough or aggressive or exhibits such a persona. That guy's a real gangsta—I'm a little intimidated by him, honestly.
3. adjective, slang Tough and aggressive and exhibiting bold action. The term usually implies approval of such action. A: "I can't believe I just demanded all that money from him!" B: "I know, that was so gangsta, dude!"
4. adjective Describing a style of rap music characterized by lyrics and themes concerning the struggle of urban life, gang membership, violence, and sexual exploits. Ice-T is considered a forefather of gangsta rap.

gangsta rap

A style of rap music characterized by lyrics and themes concerning the struggle of urban life, gang membership, violence, and sexual exploits. Ice-T is considered a forefather of gangsta rap.
See also: gangsta, rap

baby gangsta

slang A gangster who is deemed by others to be insignificant or illegitimate. Ignore him, he's just a baby gangsta, new on the scene.
See also: baby, gangsta

baby gangsta

and BG
n. a baby gangster; a fake gangster. (Streets.) He’s just a baby gangsta. Got a lot of growing to do. Little “BGs” grow up to be real ones.
See also: baby, gangsta