|Nelson Muntz: The archetypal bangster|
Noun. Scot. L19.
[from BANG verb + -STER]
A bully, a ruffian; a victor in fights.
If you're going to accost a bully, you need to be verbally well-armed, and Lexicolatry brings you bangster, guaranteed to disarm (metaphorically speaking) the roughest of ruffians.
Despite hailing from Scotland, bangster works remarkably well in any accent, from the thickest Glaswegian of 'Ach! Yer wee bangster!' to the poshest of the Queen's own: 'Never had one descried such an assemblage of bangsters.' Try saying it in a French accent too - that's probably my favourite.
Are there any accents in which bangster doesn't work? Are you a bangster? Am I treating the global issue of bangstry with gratuitous levity? Do leave any comments below.