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
In all that time, none of his co-workers figured out that Shaw was a racist thug?
The Obama administration knew the difference between a hardworking landscaper and a rapist or thug, a label Trump draped on most undocumented immigrants.
Audiences encounter these black characters as aggressive street thugs, sassy barely clothed vixens, slaves, maids or low-paid service workers, and other quick and easy stereotypes.
Cam congratulated Peyton unlike that classless thug Brady.
But in brushing aside the clerk, the thug put the clerk behind him.
But what makes director Jeremy Wechsler’s production engaging throughout is the way the cast commits to these characters without turning them into caricatures of either obsessive-nerd culture or jackbooted thugs.
Nearby neighbors arrived home in the early evening recently to find two thugs who had been methodically rummaging through their belongings fleeing through a rear window with guns and other property.
Make no mistake – Maduro and his gang of thugs pose a problem for the entire world.
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Origin and Etymology of thug
First Known Use: 1810See Words from the same year
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Definition of thug for English Language Learners
: a violent criminal
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