Share this entry
droog Line breaks: droog
Pronunciation: /druːɡ/

Definition of droog in English:


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
More example sentences
  • 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'.

Definition of droog in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources