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A streat smart person who most of the time lives in the hood, very hardcore. Normally rolls in a gang and has many hos.
Tupac died because he was a thug nigga.
by psych daddy June 16, 2003
 
1.
NOT a street smart person who most of the time lives in the hood, very hardcore. Normally rolls in a gang because they lack direction in life, And has many ho's who he thinks acutely like and respect him (truly delusional!) Thug Nigga's never learned how to interact in society.

The average Thug Nigga is on the fast track to prison, drugs, and death!!
Joe: Wow, that guy actually thinks he's respected and smart

Max: Yup ... Just another "thug nigga" on crack!!
by Get Real Ya All!!! April 08, 2010
 
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A thug nigga is someone who has a deep connection with God, and uses his gifts to fight against poverty and injustices done by authority. A thug nigga is intelligent and educated, as his mission was premeditated before the foundation of the earth.
I have never met someone whose such a thug nigga as Tupac.
by truthissweet November 01, 2011