Thug Meaning and Definition
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How to pronounce: θʌg
1. A violent person, especially a criminal.
Example sentences: "He was attacked by a gang of thugs"
2. A member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travelers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.
Example sentences: "In 7th century India members of the Thug cult would ritually strangle passers-by as sacrifices to the Hindu deity, Kali."
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