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one of two things
Either
1) An Italian or Irish "gangsta" who dropped out of school in the eight grade in order to perform heists,run numbers, and shoot members of their own ethnic community because they are doing something bad for buisness. Often they wear suits with buffoonishly sharp lapels while they emulate the characters in movies such as the Godfather. Most Italians hate to be called mobsters or asked if they know someone in the mafia because they understand that "Mobsters" are people who cause great harm to their communities via extortion of buisnesses.
2) A young minority male forced into a society of drug trafficking and distribution because of unfair treatment by the government who runs this country. Often they are involved in murders, drug dealing ect. because they were not given a good eduacation and the onl way they can get out of a ghetto is by being a joining the army,being a football or basketball star or selling narcotics. They are a part of a viscious cycle of incarceration, violence and fear. Often they must become dealers in order to pay for their baby's diapers.
1) The gangsta in the three piece suit taking two hundred dollars from the butcher and honorably giving $20 back to his neighborhood priest.

2)That gangsta in front of your corner store with his pants sagging (a habit he picked up in prison because inmates are not allowed to have belts)
by yo son November 02, 2006
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Meaning having AIDS/HIV or any sexually transmitted diseases.
I heard Mark has that gangsta, he's really looking bad.
by reboy November 11, 2004
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Shifty, underhanded, like the actions of a gangster.
They was serving free food at the spot, and this one guy took all the hot wings and some plate's too...

That's gangsta
by DarkNova December 06, 2001
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Down ass person. One who is down for their set, Whos down for their homies, whos down for their family. Shows no mercy to a stranger.
"A real gangsta-ass nigga plays his cards right
A real gangsta-ass nigga never runs his fuckin mouth
Cuz real gangsta-ass niggas don’t start fights"
by Ldy Layzii November 12, 2004
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Not necessarily a neanderthall but someone who does what they HAVE to do, because of loyalty, beliefs, etc. Gangstas do not pertain to one race because it is more of a cultural concept. And you don't have to be dumb to be a gangsta, but you have to be brave, smart (if you want to survive as one) and bold.
Little ass Tom fought that big dude cuz he was comin at his sister. He lost, but he's still a gangsta for standin up to him.
by the.all.knowing 567 November 19, 2011
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not what u where or how u talk its a state of mind and a way of life
you arent a gangsta just because u dress like one
by T-RIZZLE! April 02, 2007
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a tryhard person who thinks they are cool when they aren not. all they do is alk around town with their fubu, dada, sean john, ruff ryder clothes and think the r strong and really they arent and dey dun hava home 2 go 2
nah all tha tryhards that go 2 public scholls and buts caps in each otha.
by jackson vincent April 06, 2004
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