thuggee

[thuhg-ee, thuh-gee]
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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
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thuggee

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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