noun \ˈthəg\

: a violent criminal

Full Definition of THUG

:  a brutal ruffian or assassin :  gangster, tough
thug·gery \ˈthə-g(ə-)rē\ noun
thug·gish \ˈthə-gish\ adjective

Examples of THUG

  1. He was beaten and robbed by street thugs.
  2. <the Mob boss regularly sent his thugs after people who were slow to pay their debts>

Origin of THUG

Hindi & Urdu ṭhag, literally, thief
First Known Use: 1810

Rhymes with THUG

THUG Defined for Kids


noun \ˈthəg\

Definition of THUG for Kids

:  a violent person or criminal


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