thug

  • 1 Thug — may refer to: *A person, often a criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire * Thug (in this usage written with an uppercase T) (from Hindi ठग ṭhag ), a member of the defunct Indian cult Thuggee *Thug, a gardening term… …

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  • 2 Thug — (engl. „Verbrecher“, „Schläger“) bezeichnet: ein Mitglied der indischen kriminellen Geheimorganisation Thuggee den US amerikanischen Rapper Slim Thug eine Abkürzung in Versalien (THUG) einiger Videospiele der Videospielserie Tony Hawk’s… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 3 thug — thug; thug·gee; thug·gery; thug·gish; …

    English syllables

  • 4 thug — ● thug nom masculin Membre d une confrérie religieuse de l Inde, qui, en l honneur de la déesse Kali, se livrait au meurtre rituel par strangulation (XIIe XIXe s.). thug [tyg] n. m. et adj. ÉTYM. Mil. XIXe (in P. Larousse, 1876); angl. thug, 1810 …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 5 Thug — (th[u^]g; 277), n. [Hind. thag a deceiver, robber.] 1. One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British government.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Thug —   [tag, englisch θʌg], indische Raubmörderkaste (seit dem 12. Jahrhundert bis etwa 1835). Die Thug verehrten die blutdürstige Göttin Kali …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 thug —    (thug) [Hindi: rogue; cheat] A vicious ruffian, thief, or killer. Formerly, one of a confederacy of professional assassins in India who worshipped Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction.    the lads are chased into the outback by immigration… …

    Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • 8 thug — ► NOUN 1) a violent and uncouth man, especially a criminal. 2) (Thug) a member of a religious organization of robbers and assassins in India, suppressed by the British in the 1830s. DERIVATIVES thuggery noun thuggish adjective. ORIGIN Hindi,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 thug — [thug] n. [Hindi ṭhag, swindler < Sans sthaga, a cheat, rogue, akin to sthagayati, (he) hides < IE base * (s)teg , to cover > THATCH] 1. [also T ] a member of a former group in India that murdered and robbed in the service of Kali 2. a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 thug — index assailant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 thug — [θʌg] n [Date: 1800 1900; : Hindi; Origin: thag thief , from Sanskrit sthaga bad man ] a violent man ▪ He was beaten up by a gang of young thugs …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 thug — [ θʌg ] noun count a man who is violent, especially a criminal …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 thug — (n.) 1810, member of a gang of murderers and robbers in India who strangled their victims, from Marathi thag, thak cheat, swindler, Hindi thag, perhaps from Skt. sthaga s cunning, fraudulent, possibly from sthagayati (he) covers, conceals, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 14 thug — [n] hoodlum assassin, bandit, bully, criminal, delinquent, gang member, gangster, goon*, gorilla*, gunman, hired killer, hood, hooligan, killer, mobster, murderer, professional killer, punk, rioter, rowdy, ruffian, troublemaker; concept 412 …

    New thesaurus

  • 15 Thug — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Thugs. Cet article fait partie de la série …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 Thug —    The only thing that the words thief and thug have in common, aside from their first two letters, is that they suggest the felonious taking of what is not theirs. A thief may steal secretly or slyly a sneak thief. He might pick a pocket. A thug …

    Dictionary of eponyms

  • 17 thug — thuggery /thug euh ree/, n. thuggish, adj. /thug/, n. 1. a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer. 2. (sometimes cap.) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims. [1800 10; < Hindi thag …

    Universalium

  • 18 thug — noun 1》 a violent and aggressive man, especially a criminal. 2》 (Thug) historical a member of an organization of robbers and assassins in India, suppressed by the British in the 1830s. Derivatives thuggery noun Word History Thug comes from the… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 thug — UK [θʌɡ] / US noun [countable] Word forms thug : singular thug plural thugs a man who is violent, especially a criminal …

    English dictionary

  • 20 thug — [[t]θʌg[/t]] n. 1) a vicious criminal or ruffian 2) raj (sometimes cap.) a member of a fraternity of professional robbers and murderers in India, suppressed by the British in the 19th century • Etymology: 1800–10; < Hindi thag lit., rogue,… …

    From formal English to slang


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