Someone who wears an expensively tailored suit and carries an expensive, usually custom weapon or weapons. Usually Italian or Asian, but exceptions do exist. Participates in organized crime, usually related to bootlegging illegal drugs and weapons, but often involved with abuse of women and extortion. M1928 Thompson submachine guns and Peacemakers or M1911 Colt .45s were trademarks of Prohibition-era gangsters, but the TEC-9, MAC10, M9 Beretta, and Glock 17 are the most common weapons on today's streets.
Bonnie and Clyde, Al Capone, Crips, Bloods, etc. are famous gangsters.
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There are two types of "gangster":
1) A wannabe thug, often illiterate and an inhabitant of a downtrodden ghetto that hangs around in "gangs"; largely associated with the African-American subculture. These try-hard wanna be "gangstas" attempt to make themselves appear like real criminals by graffiting buildings, smoking/selling drugs and trying to looking all "bad-ass and macho an'-shit, yo". An utter degradation of what true gangsters represent (see below), and street wannabe "gangsta"-types don't hold a candle to what real gangsters are.
2) The *real* gangsters are those behind organised crime; most notably the Mafia. Responsible for blackmarket trade, epsionage, organised beatings/assassinations, etc. "The Godfather" portrays the archtype of true gangsters, showing the brutality of mob beatings, shootings, running rackets and abusing woman, alcohol and everything in between. The real gansters are *not* to be confused with the aforementioned definition, commonly used as it might be.
1) I'm da gangsta in da hood, yo. Bustin' shiznitz an' layin' da cuts straight sittin' on yo ass wiv me Colt 40 and homies, cuttin' back a fat split in me crib, yo.
2) "All right, you just shot 'em both. Now what do you do?"
"Sit down and finish my dinner."
Crip Lover BK 4 Life, you are an IDIOT. The first gangsters were not African-American, they were Italian. There are MILLIONS of white gangsters out there that aren't wankstas any more than your average Crip or Blood is.
Al Capone was a gangster. Tony Soprano is a gangster. Crip Lover BK 4 Life is NOT a gangster. Ja Rule is NOT a gangster.
A gangster is one who participates in organized crime, typically the Mafia; gangsters commit crimes (killing, gambling, drug dealing, prostitution) for money.
A mobster is a gangster.
What are you talking about? I've never even heard of a black gangster. Gang member, yeah, but not a gansgter. Gangster's, the real ones, are hardcore Italian.
wannabe: "Yo, sup, man, why you gettin all in my crib and face, dawg?!"
gangster: "I prefer that you speak english if you do not want me and my boys to see that you are "six feet under" very soon."
wannabe: "Whatchyo talking about, foo! That be some tight sheet!"
gangster: "very well. you have made your choice. I shall see that you get a proper funeral with the fish, so that you do not disturb me any longer."
(shoots him with a machine gun)
A badass who can give respect and gets respect. A member of the Mafia.
Not to be confused with retard
s that call themselves gangsta
An individual who is a member of an organization that profits through organized crime. Also known as Mobsters. The guys in South Central strapped with guns and carrying large amounts of weed are more commonly known as 'gangbangers', not to be confused with 'gangsters', though both are equally dangerous.
Gangsters/Mobsters:Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, John Gotti.
Gangbangers:Bloods,Crips, most other South Central street fraternities.
Retards to "claim" a city which could give less a fuck about them.
Most of the time they are 30 year olds who haven't gone through puberty, still live with their parents, work in McDonalds for a living, and still believe they're the shit.
They usually require 5 or more people to beat one person up, because they're too much of pussies to fight by themselves.
A waist of space, and an insult to everything.
Person 1: Homie G gangsters just got capped for claimin' their home town.
Person 2: Who gives a shit? Less to worry about.