Pronunciation Noun

thug (plural thugs)

  1. Someone with an intimidating and unseemly appearance and mannerisms, who treats others violently and roughly, often for hire.
  2. (historical) One of a band of assassins formerly active in northern India who worshipped Kali and offered their victims to her.
  3. In gardening, an over-vigorous plant that spreads and dominates the flowerbed.
  4. A punk; a hoodlum; a hooligan.
Synonyms Translations Verb

thug (thugs, present participle thugging; past and past participle thugged)

  1. To commit acts of thuggery, to live the life of a thug, or to dress and act in a manner reminiscent of someone who does.

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