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thug

Synonyms of thug in English:

noun

  • ruffian, hoodlum, bully boy, bully, bandit, mugger, gangster, terrorist, gunman, murderer, killer, hitman, assassin, hooligan, vandal, Yardie
    informal tough, bruiser, hired gun
    British informal rough, bovver boy, lager lout, chav, hoodie
    Scottish & Northern English informal ned
    North American informal hood, goon
    Australian/New Zealand informal roughie, hoon
    rare myrmidon
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