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56.
A peron that is generally engages in criminal activities.

Tupac used the word as an acronym: The Higest Under God
I will always be a thug.. I came from the gutter but I'm still here.. - Tupac Shakur -
by NJT June 23, 2006
 
1.
As Tupac defined it, a thug is someone who is going through struggles, has gone through struggles, and continues to live day by day with nothing for them. That person is a thug. and the life they are living is the thug life. A thug is NOT a gangster. Look up gangster and gangsta. Not even CLOSE, my friend.
"That boy ain't a gangsta, fo'sho'. Look at how he walks, he's a thug. life. That's the saddest face I've seen in all my life as a teen."
by thyung March 19, 2005
 
2.
To be a true thug doesnt mean wearing "bling", listening to rap and talking "black". Being a gangsta isnt superficial.. To be a true thug means you havent had it good your whole life, and you intend to change that, and get out of the ghetto if thats where you are, you do whats right, you dont take shit from anyone, and stand up for your friends and dont let them take shit from anyone! You dont have to be a stereotypical "gangsta" to be a thug, a skater can be a thug, a nerd can be a thug, a hick can be a thug, a prep can be a thug, and old ass man can be a thug! So forget your stupid fucking stereotypes and thinking that everybody has to fit into one group, and be labeled. And i'll tell you what... Damn it feels good to be a gangster!
Tupac Shakur and Earl Simmons are true thugs.
by Zack Jackson January 22, 2006
 
3.
simply put, to fuck. presumably hard.
#1: "THUG ME! THUG ME! IT'S THE WAY YOU THUG ME"

#2:

Me: Oooh baby. My man thugged me real good last night... it hurts to walk haha!
You: Your man thugged you? That little abusive bitch... I'mma call the police on his ass.
Me: No. Thugged. As in fucked real hard? Sounds like you need a good thugging yourself, gurl.
by lovemeloveme1 December 07, 2010
 
4.
Trues.Humbly.United gathering.Souls
to be a thug or thugs you must also be a "true" and to be that you have to ALWAYS be true to yourself and not be a FAKE. You have to be true to the people around, you have to be real about everything and come from the heart about everything. A "tru" or "thug" doesnt mean a gangsta, becuause there are fake gangsters and there are wannabe gangsters,a "Tru" is completely real and never fake.
by Code187copkilla December 31, 2011
 
5.
A vicious, violent piece of sh*t scumbag who deserves a good kicking. Lately has come to mean a self-pitying piece of sh*t scumbag who deserves a good kicking.

The reason you should never give someone like this an even break is because they wouldn't cut you any slack either. A thug is not, as wanksta rappers would make out, an innocent suviving in a tough world; a thug is a merciless, violent criminal who beats and kills for fun. It is not a state of being for anyone to aspire to.

Origins: The word "thug" originally refers to members of a Hindu cult forming part of the (South Asian) Indian criminal underclass; it is similar to Satanism only more violent. Also see Santa Muerte.
"Thugs attacked an innocent old lady and stole her purse"

"Violent thugs laid into a peaceful demonstration"

"Football thugs have ruined the beautiful game"
by Mr. Wibbly August 23, 2011
 
6.
Never having to say you're sorry.
"Thug means never having to say you're sorry".
by WordAlert December 02, 2010
 
7.
Someone who is a hardcore gangsta., like Diamond Tillman.
Q: Yo, you heard of Diamond Tillman?
A: Yea, she's a thug.
by balaholic934 September 22, 2010