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    What is the positive or normal meaning of the word "gangster"? because it sometimes refer to just a person of a certian type may be but they are way too far from being a ccriminal!

    Ex: Too Short (the rapper) is the ultimate OG (original gangster)

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    Re: gangster

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    What is the positive or normal meaning of the word "gangster"? because it sometimes refer to just a person of a certian type may be but they are way too far from being a ccriminal!

    Ex: Too Short (the rapper) is the ultimate OG (original gangster)

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    Have a look at this link: gangster - Definition of gangster noun from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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    Re: gangster

    I've searched before asking here. The man here is not a criminal at all!!!

    By the way, you always disappoint me!!! I'm sorry, no offense meant!

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    Re: gangster

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    I've searched before asking here. The man here is not a criminal at all!!!

    By the way, you always disappoint me!!! I'm sorry, no offense meant!
    You asked for the meaning of the word "gangster", I gave you the Cambridge dictionary definition. If you want a slang or non-standard definition, that is what you should ask for. If I disappoint you then I will not answer any more of your posts.


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    I like how you asked "What is the positive ... meaning of the word 'gangster'?" because the literal meaning is negative! The slang meaning is positive, I never thought of it that way!

    Criminal gangsters are tough, mean, determined, brave, serious... So some people like to be described as gangster (adjective) or, in slang terms, gangsta, to show they have these characteristics.

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    Re: gangster

    Thanks a lot.


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    Ooh, I also found this: "Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop that reflects the violent lifestyles of some inner-city youths."

    So perhaps this Too Short is saying that he's one of the original "gangsta rappers"? Haha, I don't know, I don't really listen to rap!

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    YES!! you are right. Too Short is a rapper!! I Really can't thank you enough. I think that was the best answer, it really suits the context.

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