Origin of thug
Related formsthug·ger·y [thuhg-uh-ree] /ˈθʌg ə ri/, nounthug·gish, adjective
Examples from the Web for thug
In his infamous deposition video, you can clearly see that the “thug life” façade is stripped away.Method Man Talks Wu-Tang Clan Reunion, Fake Rappers, and the Suge Knight Shooting|Marlow Stern|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe the thug even used to be you, until you went straight.
Women would refuse to go near any man with thuggish associations, for real—barely a thug could expect to get any action.
I also made a thug chase movie with a bunch of my friends in high school.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Kremlin loses a useful propaganda tool, but it also eliminates a thug with a lot of Russian blood on his hands.Who Killed One of the Most Notorious Right Sector Leaders in Ukraine?|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The thug grinned wolfishly at me and then winked at his leader.Larson's Luck|Gerald Vance
The Thug, like many native Indians of his class—a low one—swathes his feet in strips of linen stuff.The House of Strange Secrets|A. Eric Bayly
The thug is aware that loudness convinces sixty persons where reasoning convinces but one.Is Shakespeare Dead?|Mark Twain
Himself a member of the thug fraternity, he no doubt took swift vengeance on the informer for having betrayed its secrets.Tales of Destiny|Edmund Mitchell
The name 'Thug' signifies a 'Deceiver', and it will be generally admitted that this term was well earned.Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official|William Sleeman