[ US /ˈθəɡ/ ]
[ UK /θˈʌɡ/ ]
  1. an aggressive and violent young criminal
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How To Use thug In A Sentence

  • A new study showed that while street crime is rocketing, the number of thugs brought to book is plummeting. The Sun
  • Enraged by the success of "We's Lives," he writes a violent, nihilistic, dialect-strewn thug novel he bitingly titles "My Pafology. A Protean Chronicler of Racial Puzzles
  • He said tougher standards were needed to crack down on thugs and drunken yobs.
  • Today's pop quiz is in honor of an actress for whom I once had precious little respect and whose casting over any number of other performers got me feeling dischuffed to the point of, if not beyond, churlishness until one day I found myself inexplicably fond of her and ashamed of my earlier thuggish disrespect. Who Goes There - Pop Quiz
  • The action on a Harrow mosque again saw the chunky thugs in Lenin's term comprehensively outnumbered and outmanoeuvred Sonic Truth
  • He goes round with a bunch of thugs.
  • In 7th century India members of the Thug cult would ritually strangle passers-by as sacrifices to the Hindu deity, Kali.
  • He is a resolutely loutish, wantonly violent thug.
  • In his world of small-time hustlers, grouchy thugs and laconic crimefighters, there's always somebody with a new angle to work or a new beef to settle.
  • said the term "thuggery" has been used as a catchall crime since the military assumed power Feb. 11 and is so broad that people have been arrested for no reason. Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis
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