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American English: /ˈɡæŋstə/
British English: /ˈɡaŋstə/


  • 1 countable (American English) [slang] gangster
    Example sentences
    • While European rap artists may listen to U.S. gangsta rap, their own lyrics are expected to represent their own social environment.
    • Gangsta rap is differentiable from other rap music in that gangsta rap makes use of images of urban life that are often associated with crime.
    • From this we can infer that the transgressed boundary in line 1 is indeed that of hip-hop music generally, and probably gangsta rap specifically.
  • 2 uncountable (Music) alsogangsta rap
    gansta rap (masculine)
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