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46.
A person, usually a man, who has taken to a life of violent crime. Usually raised in a hostile, deprived environment. They could be hanging with gangs on street corners. They differ from gangsters in the respect that hey are not into organising crime. A thug could graduate into a gangster and may work for one, while still doing spontaneous muggings or dealing.
When in gangs they can be proprietary about their turf.
"mama am a thug, mama am a thug..."
by Container October 12, 2003
 
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.
The Hate You Gave
Little Infants Fuck Everone
yea im a thug and il die a THUG
THUGLIFE BABY
R.I.P Tupac Shakur
by NATEDOGG February 03, 2004
 
5.
Middle-class wankers with no lives. White people who act black/shave their legs in order to get laid. See cunt.
"Yo' dawg. Ma momma made me sum dat fly ass mac n cheese las' night!"
by mikey d May 24, 2003
 
6.
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
 
7.
A term used by racist white people that means "black Americans who obviously did something wrong even if I know nothing about them and commit crimes and destroy American sports".
"Calhoun just recruited a bunch of thugs, that's why he won so many championships. He should try to recruit people who deserve to go to college"
by Checkthecomments September 12, 2012