Examples of thug in a Sentence
He was beaten and robbed by street thugs.
the Mob boss regularly sent his thugs after people who were slow to pay their debts
Recent Examples of thug from the Web
Anti-immigration sentiment has been its most alarming in eastern Europe, where bands of paramilitary thugs from the extreme right have taken to patrolling borders and trains to keep migrants and refugees out.
Left-wing officials sympathize with the lawbreakers, and the police, who rarely sympathize with thugs of any ideology, are ordered to do nothing by emasculated police chiefs.
Meanwhile hypocrites like Stewart-Cousins who pay fealty to powerful union thugs and bosses do more damage to people of color than anyone who has ever donned a hood.
His older brother Shaul then chimed in, calling Yair Netanyahu a fascist thug.
He was routinely referred to as a thug after the dogfighting conviction.
One day, Johnny arrives with a crew of social media thugs from Mirando to award Okja first place in the superpig contest.
The thugs were egged on by government indifference.
Liberals mock Christianity and demean Christian morals. Conservatives respect our police and military, while liberals romanticize street thugs.
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Origin and Etymology of thug
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
Synonymsbully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, hoodlum, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]
Related Wordscutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]
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