Definición de thug en inglés:


Saltos de línea: thug
Pronunciación: /θʌg


  • 2 (Thug) historical A member of an organization of robbers and assassins in India. Devotees of the goddess Kali, the Thugs waylaid and strangled their victims, usually travellers, in a ritually prescribed manner. They were suppressed by the British in the 1830s.
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    • In 7th century India members of the Thug cult would ritually strangle passers-by as sacrifices to the Hindu deity, Kali.
    • The Thugs strangle their victims, steal their possessions, and bury them in pre-dug pits.
    • The original Thugs were bands of roving criminals in India who strangled and robbed travellers.



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  • We are absolutely fed up with the anti-social element in our midst, whose lives consist of wanton vandalism, theft, thuggery and the like.
  • There were guns, drug barons, organised thuggery.
  • Those who dominate in the new 249-seat Wolesi Jirga will have secured their seat through a mixture of thuggery and bribery.


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  • Crime busters fighting to rid a Penhill estate of vandalism and thuggish behaviour are appealing for more help.
  • Its crude threats and thuggish intimidation of local fishermen are not a sign of strength but of political weakness.
  • What was done here was thuggish, malevolent, illegal, and immoral.


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  • He really lashed out, calling them thuggish, saying that thuggishly, this union has turned its back on New York, and New Yorkers.
  • Park and his partner continue to thuggishly interrogate the local townsmen, attempting to pin the crime on the local town dunce.
  • It's one of the sorrier episodes of Chinese history that China has so thuggishly gone into Tibet and occupied it.


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  • The Vice President weighed in with characteristic thuggishness, denouncing criticism of the domestic spying.
  • While our enemies' names might have changed, their duplicitous thuggishness hasn't.
  • There's none of that half-cocked, late-night thuggishness about these soldiers.


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  • Their critique of that group's nepotism, pocket-lining and thuggism has some truth.


early 19th century (in sense 2): from Hindi ṭhag 'swindler, thief', based on Sanskrit sthagati 'he covers or conceals'. sense 1 arose in the mid 19th century.

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