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Definition of "thug" []

  • A cutthroat or ruffian; a hoodlum. (noun)
  • One of a band of professional assassins formerly active in northern India who worshiped Kali and offered their victims to her. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thug" in a sentence
  • "In the Dow Jones database, the name of the Serb leader and the word thug appear near each other 343 times."
  • "I have even seen Trolls termed 'e-thugs' in recent days, perhaps not surprising since the term 'thug' has now become an important part of the Middle Eastern protest lexicon."
  • "I have a feeling that our thug is the same one that was banned for his tyraid a couple of weeks ago NYCflycaster."