Definition of droog in English:


Syllabification: droog
Pronunciation: /dro͞og


  • A young man belonging to a street gang.
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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 Clockwork Orange; alteration of Russian drug 'friend'.

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