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a gangsta is not a thug they're alike in some ways but they're different. A thug is a male or female usually lives in the ghetto and is a rough muhfuckah that doesnt take no shit and is a solo criminal doesn't always roll in gangs and grew up with out no body loving them and does what they have to in order to survive.
A gangsta also can be a male or female and also usually lives in the ghetto but they roll in a gang of criminals that have bandanas also known as flags that shows what crew they rolling with. Crips wear Blue,orange,purple flags Bloods wear red and green flags. a white flag usually means neutral and black can mean universal.
You a crip man I see you got a blue flag.

You a blood man i see you got a red flag.

you bang nigga "naw man i aint in to colors i'm a thug"
by Em R-15 September 14, 2007
 
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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
 
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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
 
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A creative way for white people such as Bill O'Reilly to call a black person the 'N' word without getting censored on television.
"Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis were no-good, arrogant gangster thugs. Long live George Zimmerman and the KKK."
by Dr. Bronner March 04, 2014
 
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A self-proclaimed title for angsty teenage wiggers who think not being allowed to smoke pot equates to parental persecution.
Bryan: Man, I'm a thug. I'm tough man, I have to put up with parents and teachers that hate me. I have to try my best not to conform with the masses. I stick up for my homeboys no matter what. Life in the ghetto is tough.

Jason: You're white. You're healthy and fit. You have a decent home with more than enough food. Your parents love you and will go through untold amounts of trouble to give you a good life. You're just mad because you're rude to teachers and didn't expect retribution. Oh yeah, and you're probably still butthurt about having your bong taken away when you and your idiot friends blazed in the living room.
by DukeSpaceDisco February 02, 2014
 
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Thug (from HINDI) 1) an organized gang of professional assassins. 2) a thief
A group of thugs attacked, and killed my brother.
by mycotoxin January 23, 2014
 
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A common criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, often for hire
That robber is no more than a common thug
by Lord Kalte February 13, 2013