thuggee

[ thuhg-ee, thuh-gee ]
/ ˈθʌg i, θʌˈgi /

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

(in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs.

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Origin of thuggee

First recorded in 1830–40, thuggee is from the Hindi word thagī

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British Dictionary definitions for thuggee

thuggee
/ (θʌˈɡiː) /

noun

history the methods and practices of the thugs of India

Word Origin for thuggee

C19: from Hindi thagī; see thug
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