Definition of droog in English:

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Pronunciation: /druːɡ/


A young man belonging to a street gang: at the beginning of the film, a tramp is kicked to death by Alex and his droogs
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  • They don't have the style that makes Alex and his droogs the protagonists we love; their music rarely features any contrast or variety, and as such, fails to be effective or worthy of partying to.
  • The apes battering an ape to death at the waterhole prefigures a scene when Alex and his droogs beat up a bum in an alley with clubs.
  • But does the tale of the angelic-looking, inherently evil Alex and his droogs still have the same impact?


1962: coined by Anthony Burgess in A Clockwork Orange; alteration of Russian drug 'friend'.

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