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thug

 (thŭg)
n.
1. A cutthroat or ruffian; a hoodlum.
2. also Thug One of a group of professional criminals, devotees of Kali, who robbed and murdered travelers in northern India until the mid-1800s.

[Hindi ṭhag, perhaps from Sanskrit sthagaḥ, a cheat, from sthagati, sthagayati, he conceals; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

thug′ger·y n.
thug′gish adj.
Translations

thuggish

[ˈθʌgɪʃ] ADJ [person] → desalmado; [behaviour] → propio de un matón, desalmado, canallesco

thuggish

[ˈθʌgɪʃ] adjbrutal(e)

thuggish

adj person, behaviourgewalttätig; to be thuggish in dealing with somebodymit jdm brutal umgehen
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