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Also Known as "True", "Trues":
Its a common phrase originating in Cleveland made popular by Bone Thugs N Harmony. It basically means what it says, a "true" or "real" thug. To be a true, you have to 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" doesnt mean a gangsta, becuz there are fake gangsters and there are wannabe gangsters,a "Tru" is completely real.

The phrase became popular specifically on the Eastside of Cleveland on St. Clair Ave. (Tha Clair) Especially in the Glenville neighborhood. It spread all across the ghettos in Cleveland, and into other ghettos across the nation. Its not as popular as it once was, but is still used in Cleveland. It was especially popular with the SCTs (St. Clair Thugs) a huge gang, and organization centralized on St. Clair and E105th St. Bone Thugs are members of the SCTs. Some "Waste 5" (10-5) gang members are also SCTs.
Flesh N Bone: T.H.U.G.S.: Trues Humbly United Gathering Souls.

There was also a female rap duo from Cleveland named "II Tru"
by 216ski April 23, 2008
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A catch all word to describe anything that is basic, uncool or untrendy. According to The New York Times, "cheugy (pronounced chew-gee) can be used, broadly, to describe someone who is out of date or trying too hard."

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Essentially, "TRu" is an expression of contentment, satisfaction, goodness, approval, and/or of course, agreement. It is generally enunciated in a deep, low voice, with a slightly increasing pitch, and the vowel sound of "u" is elongated without the diphthong.

"TRu" can also be used to fill a void in conversation.

Note #1: There is no "e" at the end of "TRu", and the "R" is always

Note #2: When "TRu" is followed by exclamation point(s), an optional space
can precede each exclamation point to express additional emphasis:
Exciting: TRu!!!!
Extremely exciting: TRu ! ! !
Person 1: Dwyane Wade is such a great guy! What a baller!
Person 2: TRu ! ! !

Person 1: Doorknobs are important in everyday society.
(Awkward silence.)
Person 2: TRu.
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1.adv. - Confidently signaling agreement; more specifically used to indicate: "Yes, my brethren, I whole-heartedly concur to you in your afore mentioned set position on the current topic of discussion;" Roughly synonymous to 'word' in this context.
2.interj. - Signaling confirmation and/or reiteration of what was just said. Roughly synonymous with the questions: "Really?" or "Word?"
3.adj. - The condition or state of being equivalent to a situations actual state.
4.adv. - Signaling awkwardness or the approach of one's attention span threshold; Also can be regarded as responding to a posed question, though 'tru' does not necessarily mean the answer is correct.
5.adj. - Whole heartedly submitted to one's cause
6.adj. - On da real
1. I'm hungry. response: tru.
2. I'm hungry. response: oh, tru?
3. Mah boyz is tru soldias.
4a. "My day? Oh first I woke up and then...(blah blah blah). response: tru, tru
4b. My 74 year old overweight and flatulant biology teacher who never bathes and enjoys eating our animals after we dissect them is very attractive. response: Umm...tru...
4c. OH JUNK! When do we have class again? response: tru
5. Those oppressed peeps is mah tru soldias.
6. That speaker kept it tru.
by Arslaan March 20, 2005
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Stands for "are Tradeschools Really Universities?" aka Thompson Rivers University. Which, thanks to a government conversion of a bunch of former colleges into "Universities" is a college turned (sort of) University in Kamloops, BC, Canada, where you can get a BSc majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Plumbing, or the ever popular double major in Business Administration & Woodwork. Not a real university...but hey, at least it's hot & sunny there.
Hey mom, I got accepted to TRU, so now I can get that PHD in Metal Fabrication like we've always dreamed
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