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Noun
Plural for someone with intimidating mannerisms, typically violent and rough
“Suddenly a gang of young hoodlums enters, led by a thug named Frankie McCarthy.”
Noun
Plural for a rough and generally bad-mannered person
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Plural for a person who steals
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Plural for a villainous, evil or unscrupulous person
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Good old boys
Noun
Plural for a particular subculture in Russia, Eastern Europe, former Soviet republics, and other Slavic countries to refer to young men or women of lower-class suburban areas
Noun
Plural for a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims
Verb
To commit acts of thuggery, or behave in a thuggish manner
“I love it when you thug me, baby. I love it when I'm witchu, baby.”
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