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A retard who thinks he's tough. They tend to wear baggy pants that make them look like they shut themselves and t-shirts so long that they double as nightgowns. They tend to try and carry weapons because they can't fight and are also incredible pussies when they are alone. When fighting, they always make sure that they're other gangstas present so they don't get their asses completely handed to them. when alone, they try and walk like they're tough, but when approached, will deny any gang affiliation. They try and act tough, but everyone knows they are just the ghetto version of emo.
guy 1: Nigga, do you know where I am from?! The hood homie! yeah yeah what now?!
Guy 2: (throws a punch) Being from "da hood" doesn't make you any less of a pussy bitch that are.
guy 1: I have learned the error of my ways! I now see acting gangsta is completely retarded!
by Son of Stone April 15, 2010
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1)Someone who can't afford to write a definition on here, due to lack of a computer, an internet connection, and in some cases, a home.

2)Counter-example would be the people speaking with ebonics on here.
1)Yo dawg, I need to get a comp so I ca write myself an entry in dat urbandictionary.com shit yo.

2)Teenagers from the age of 13-19 that feel that they are so gangsta that they need to make a dictionary entry about it, using ebonics.

Man, im so gangsta that I feel like writing an entry while wearing my timba-lands and phat farm clothing!
by h0b0 September 15, 2004
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Any individual who has left school at the age of nine and is already wearing giant basket ball shirts and tent-sized shorts. A desire to have unprotected intercourse with as many 'bitches' as possible is essential. The individual will not be educated or employed. Instead they will sell crack to buy tasteless bling. This must be as large and crass as possible to ensure all other gangsta's know how much crack said gangsta has sold to children in his ghetto or hood. Controlling haphazard prostitute rings is also a glorified past-time of the moden gangsta, as is shooting innocent men, women and children during drive-bys. Having no taste in music or cuisine is a must, along with no desire to better oneself. The gangsta can be defined as any person who believes a chosen lifestyle of drugs, prostitution and murder is a good thing. Not to be confused with Italian gangsters - portrayed in epic trilogy The Godfather - who run intricate but violent crime empires under an Italian code of honour. And don't dress like The Tweenies.
Fo shizzle dat gangsta's been bangin caps in his bitches
by 50 Nurp February 25, 2008
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Used to be either a italian mafia memember, irish mob member, or russian rob memeber. They used to have families that owned sperate sections of cities. They did not go around killing people for fun, and families would almost never get into fights. If there were ever a fight though, small warfare would literally fought in the streets until a peace treaty was made(which usually both sides would come to their senses soon). They had good reasons, and helped out their fellow nations people. They made money by running rackets, making people pay protection money, etc. They did this too help their people and help their families have a better lives. Now they have more secretive ways of doin buisness and mafia and mob members are rarely cought anymore.

Now the newer term for gangsta is : a lower class person who lives in or near a housing project in the "ghetto". They are mostly black and listen to rap and hip-hop and shit like that. They go around killing people for no reason or over drugs. They have totally fucked up what the mafia and mobs origionally did. They have horrible marksmenship. They preform drivebys on rival gangs and end up killing like 4 kids, 8 senoir citizens, 5 pregnant women and only 1 rival gang member.
The old gangstas had reasons for what they did.

The new gangstas are toally fucked up and kill people for no good reason. If they were to ever get into with either the Italians, Russians or Irish, they would all totally get owned and would die horrible deaths.
by Peter Townsend August 20, 2006
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Pussies, plain and simple.

Can't fight by themselves, and carry guns thinking they're hot shit.

Fuck em' all.
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Term generally used to identify modern inner-city minority males who are uneducated, on drugs, alcoholic, unmotivated, useless and flat broke. Usually they are covered with tacky tatoos and sport unwashed braided hair which renders them even less employable. On average they weigh 90lbs. and cannot compete academically with an average 8 year old from the white suburbs. Having little or no self esteem, they derive a sense of "manliness" by gunning each other down in cold blood. While this violence helps society by reducing the numbers of this human vermin, unfortunately even aiming a gun properly is beyond their cranial capabilities. Hundreds of innocent school children and employed people with goals are usually shot in the crossfire. Gangstas tend to act tough while stealing cars, snatching purses, shooting innocent children or robbing people with jobs. Strangely once incarcerated, these 90lbs. "tough guys" are rendered helpless without access to firearms or dozens of fellow gang bangers. Usually gangstas end up as an oral/ anal entertainment system for the older criminals.
Tyrone, a true gangsta from the projects, fired over 30 rounds from his cheap Tec-9 semi-automatic 9mm at a rival gangmember named Leroy. Unfortunately Leroy escaped unharmed but 3 children in the playground were struck and killed. Tyrone now cries himself to sleep every night in prison after spending long painful days bent over grabbing his ankles in the shower room servicing older convicted felons.
by The Bradster December 08, 2007
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The origin of the "gansta" credo, which is akin to many resistance movements
that have sprung up around the world is precisely defense of one's own
community. Notions of community sovereignty and self-determination are the core founding principles that uphold the "gangsta" philosophy. Of course,
notions of sovereignty, self-determination, and autonomy are closely tied to the principle of a self-sustaining economy, which in a capitalist context such as the U.S., requires all gangstas to find a way to provide for themselves and for the gangsta unit. The most common resource that is utilized is of course commerce in contraband: illegal drugs, prostitution, and firearms. Because
illicit commerce requires the gangsta to work outside of the law, a law which
the resisitance movement often does not recognize as legitimate because it
was imposed on them by an outside conquering force, different norms have evolved that regulate transactions and behavior between "gangstas". Among those norms are the "pass" and the requirement that one "keep it real".

As the gangsta subculture was incorporated into American Pop Culture, and inevitably purchased and reformulated for mass consumption by corporate interests, certain principles were exaggerated in order to sell the danger and excitement of the gangsta lifestyle without giving the public any reference to understand gangstaism as a holistic set of principles. Of course those who have been the poster-boys for mass media consumption of gangsta life or "thug life", often find themselves the target of those who are "true to the game" for "selling out", a phenomenon characterized by the term "player-hater" or "haterism". A sentiment personified phrase "don't hate the player, hate the
game", an astute observation on the morally relative position of those who
have profited from their assimilation into the popular culture which is the
larger game that most gangstas revile, but those who are "true pimps" are
currently forcing to "turn tricks" in a manner of speaking.

There is a conflict between those who consider themselves "true to the
game" or "true" and those who are "big pimpin" or the "pimps". Each has its own interpretation of the gangsta principles - one that holds the values and foundational principles as absolute and controlling, and those who take a
moral relativist approach and seek a favorable outcome on behalf of "gangstas" with little regard for the gangsta process. The not so invisible hand of market forces that exploit the gangsta in a quest to pimp the American
consumer is an aberration to those who are true, but a natural consequence
and in some ways a vehicle for gangstas to "pimp" the system.
"Gangsta, gangsta, it's not about a salary it's all about reality."

--N.W.A. "Gangsta, gangsta"
by El Nacote December 06, 2004
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