[thuhg-ee, thuh-gee]

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

(in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs.

Origin of thuggee

First recorded in 1830–40, thuggee is from the Hindi word thagī Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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history the methods and practices of the thugs of India

Word Origin for thuggee

C19: from Hindi thagī; see thug
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