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Someone who makes most of, if not all their living, off of illegal activity. They sell drugs, guns, treat women like a sexual aid rather than a real person, kill people, and try to worm their way into the private business sector as much as possible. Why you would look up to someone who kills people for his own benefit as cool and a role modle, I have no fucking idea. Not to be confused with a gangsta, which is basically a teenaged loser who thinks that smoking pot or bringing his switch blade in to show all his loser friends will somehow make him as horrible a monster as, say, a Colombian drug lord.
You listen to music that promotes killing and drug dealing, yet you bitch about the CIA and their whole Crack controversy, and you protest wars. Fucking, ignorant, dumbass.
by C-can February 03, 2004
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the thing you can never be because, one you're looking up ganster on the computer, and two you looked it up spelling it
g-a-n-g-s-t-e-r instead of g-a-n-g-s-t-a
wtf you dont know what a gangster is

that guy is in no way a gangster
by Menyae Shoemaker March 30, 2009
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a person that is commonly mistaken by a wanna be illiterate mother fucker; a person that black people take credit for, when really the white men are gangsters
Person 1:Did you see that gangster walking down the street?
Person 2:That was no gangster he was African
by Italian Pride September 13, 2008
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... Are a myth, see Example below.
"Gangs are a myth put out by the liberal elite to patronize and
demean the working man. I mean, what kind of right-minded youth from a
poor background is going to spend his time stealing things and posing in
silly clothes, when he could be getting ahead with a minimum wage job
and making his parent proud?"
-Alex Shrub, VCPR.
by Kestrel April 23, 2005
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A member of a gang. "Gangsters" refers back to the 1920s during Prohibition era when alcohol was illegal. Gangsters would bootleg alcohol to be sold at speakeasies. In the 21st century, the new term is "Gangsta," which is really a person, usually a lower-middle class or poor African-American male, who dons the title to intimidate others. Often in the right situations "gangstas" are the first to run away in scenarios that they claim to always see.
Gangster:

Mary: Did you see that gangster film?
John: "Scarface?" Yeah, that's a classic!

Gangsta:

Travis: Hey, yo! I'm a true gangsta! I own a gun and have been capped.
by Mistress Anarchy April 09, 2009
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A gangster (also referred to as "mobster") is usually not what American society thinks they are. Gangsters are usually white or heavily Italian, best known as the mafia. Black gang members in the United States are usually wannabes who don't speak correctly and usually take 5 people to beat up one guy.
by the chicken. May 04, 2015
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In the 30-60's there were criminals that where part of Organised crime like Al Capone and committed crimes such as Racketeering, counterfeiting, illegal gambling, illegal drug dealing, and murder and were also know as mobsters
Today's gangsters are just people who don't how to spell the word and spell it gangsta however they still do some of the crimes up above but they are pussies and weaklings.
However people still think of gangsters in the the earlier times due to movies like the Godfather and Goodfellas.
Modern day Gangster: *spells gangsta*
Random guy:*walks up to gangster* it spelled "Gangster" not "Gangsta".
Gangster: I'm gonna shoot yo dawg. *pulls out hand gun*
Random guy: * gives light slap*
Gangster:*cries like wa wa*
Random guy: *thinks seriously*
by Mr.fancytrousers November 15, 2013
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