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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thuggery - violent or brutal acts as of thugs
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
Translations

thuggery

[ˈθʌgərɪ] Nmatonismo m, brutalidad f

thuggery

[ˈθʌgəri] nbrutalité f

thuggery

[ˈθʌgərɪ] nbrutalità f inv, violenza
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