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
This blaxploitation classic about a tough lady who poses as a prostitute to exact revenge against thugs made Grier into a black action hero.
In 1994, an American skater named Nancy Kerrigan was whacked on the thigh with a baton wielded by Shane Stant, a thug hired in part by Jeff Gillooly, the ex-husband of Kerrigan's fiercest domestic competitor, Tonya Harding.
Cabral was nominated for the first season of the anthology series for his portrayal of Hector Tontz, a young thug suspected of being involved in a murder.
And yes, Ryan is within his rights to tell Gianforte, the thug, to pound sand.
Arkham Knight publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment just put the kibosh on sales of the reportedly crippled PC version of its open-world thug-slugging game.
To honor his dead brother’s memory, earnest Speed Racer takes on a swarm of thug drivers in a series of globe-hopping road rallies.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'thug'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of thug
Hindi & Urdu ṭhag, literally, thief
First Known Use: 1810
THUG Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thug for English Language Learners
: a violent criminal
THUG Defined for Kids
Definition of thug for Students
: a violent person or criminal
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up thug? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).