Thug Meaning and Definition


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Thug meaning

Word: Thug

How to pronounce: θʌg

Noun

Definitions:

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."


Synonyms:

goon

desperado

ruffian

hooligan

bully

rowdy

roughneck

youngster

tough

gorilla

punk

yob

bandit

hoodlum

button man

robber

outlaw

brigand

gunman

housebreaker

gangster

dacoit

mobster

gangsta

hood

killer

murderer


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Thug in Other Languages...

Spanish: Matón

German: Schläger

French: Voyou

Italian: Delinquente

Turkish: Haydut


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