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As 2Pac defined it '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. '
NOT a gangster,but someone who had nothing,was nothing,and became something.
'You can all call me a thug, but that's cause I was in the gutter, and I'm still here.' - Tupac Shakur R.I.P.
by A fan of Tupac Shakur..-A99 February 18, 2013
True Hero Under God
- Z-Ro "The Mo City Don" A.K.A. "Z-RO The Crooked"
a soldier in the hood, a hustler, a killer, or a guerilla nigga. A T.H.U.G.
by ChaSe Texas made southside 45 March 22, 2007
An acronym, made by Flesh-n-Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, that stands for "Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls".
"Ridin' wit' my Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls" - Flesh-n-Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
by Kovacs June 21, 2006
penitentiary term for tobacco.
say look out 20 cell, you get any thugs?
by michaelma June 21, 2007
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
A low life criminal (usually possessing a low IQ) who believes that any crime or act of violence he or she commits. To anyone or anything is perfectly acceptable behavior. As long as it's committed in the hopes of achieving something that he wants.
Tupac was a low life thug who got shot by a low life thug.
by Rapsucks1738 January 11, 2007
Anyone or anything that is revolutionary, rebellious or goes against what is usually considered socially acceptable.

pronounced Tee Hug.

Wow that dude is such a T Hug!
by P. Rockwell June 11, 2006
a Thug can be described a few differnt ways. One of them is growing up in poverty dealing with struggles every single day and feeling that life is hopeless like they have no future all there is look forward to is another drug deal, crime, etc that is one way of a thug.

A Thug can also be described as a person who has lead a life of crime, a few example of a thug would be robbing people to supply their drug habbets, bank robberys, killing people, you know the rest thats another way of describin a thug.

another way of puttin it is you can be a thug if you have nothing instore for u, you dont take shit from anyone, your depressed and having nothing left to give, and dont have a care in the world about anything.
"yo that boy mark str8 thuggin always gettin in trouble."
"chea ya heard he iced that liqour store last week"
"hell naw nigga but he a str8 thug 187"
by sean_iz_a_messiah September 02, 2006