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
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
Any follower of the Indian religion known as Thugge. Traditionaly Thugs traveled through India in small groups sticking to back roads. When they came across travelers they would strangle them with silk scarves and bury the bodies. The Thugs were destroyed by the Brittish military in the late 1800's.
Last week my brother went to town and never came back. I think it was the Thugs.
by Killroy was here June 16, 2005
Thug and Gangster, or "gangsta" as the kids spell it, is not different than any other word for a Hoodlum or street urchin, thief, etc. Thug, in proper context is a degenerate and someone who disregards the law or moral code for monetary or social gain. represents the worst part of society when not checked. Thugs may be "placed" into this type of life by "circumstances" above there own, but ACCOUNTABILITY at a certain ages is usually a wake up call to future actions. If that said individual beyond the age of 18, continuing in a "thug" manner is no fault but His/or her own. This is America and there are schools, trade schools/after school and weekend programs for just about every facet of young adult life that can keep most kids off the street, the few that continue do so under their own will, they only have their selves to blame and us taxes have to foot the bill to keep them in and out of prison.
There is no excuse to be 'thug' in 21st century North America, this lifestyle has been glamorized too much in Rap/Teen and Urban mainstream music and media. Honest Hard work, good upbringing or good morals can be obtained by most Americans, this is from a 26yrold Black Male. Be a Positive and not contribute to the aimless negative of society.
by Jack Skipwith April 26, 2010
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
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
A person, usually a bigot, who thinks I mean something else when I say "thug".
These thugs need to be in a prison.
by Nine Inch Nail May 02, 2015

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