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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
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One with no place in civilized society. Highly aggressive mannerisms, tone of voice, and behavior. Makes you nervous to even be in the same room as that person. Highly likely to rob you or commit acts of violence.
If you are a thug you deserve whatever you get.
by RandomintheTimeZone May 02, 2016
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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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"The English word thug, meaning a violent criminal, comes from the Hindi word thag (and originally from the Sanskrit word sthaga), meaning a thief or villain."Back in the 1500's or so ,not really sure about the date, there was a god, in which ladies would come to. They would scarfice items to it, and also cut themselfs and the men would come and still there sacrifics and beat the women and they call themselfs thugs"The original Thugs were bands of roving criminals in India who strangled and robbed travellers. Originally these gangs committed murder following precise religious rites to honour Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction."

the thug beat the cramp out of me.
you think your a thug but u dont even know what it means
by cayzie1~wocay~ March 05, 2006
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Someone who had nothing, and was nothing, and became something.
You can all call me a thug, but thats cause i was in the gutter, and im still here. - Tupac Shakur
by Eric Doll March 16, 2005
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Originally a reference to a violent group/cult in India but etymologically anglicized to refer to a brutal criminal in general for most of the latter 19th and 20th century. The word was adopted/co-opted by the American Rap and Hip Hop music scene in the late 20th century generally defining a tough anti-hero with criminal involvement.

Recently the white conservative movement in the U.S.A. has adopted it as a substantive replacement for the vulgar and toxic term "nigger" which is no longer safe for use in most media channels.
Livin' life thug style -- Tupac (To live and die in L.A. 1996).

"Obama is an Indonesian Muslim turned welfare thug and a racist in chief'"(Mark Williams)
by Howlwoh September 17, 2009
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1.) Criminal, ruffian, gangster...i.e

Those thugs on Wall Street stole from thousands of people by establishing fraudulent corporations under the Enron umbrella

2.) Caucasian slang for nigger, used in cases where upper middle class respectable white people want to express their disdain for what they feel are vaguely frightening black people but don't want to face the social and physical consequences of openly using the word nigger...i.e
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1.) Those thugs on Wall Street stole from thousands of people by establishing fraudulent corporations under the Enron umbrella.

Those thugs that roam the streets late at night don't hesitate to assault pedestrians and take their money.

2.)I don't like how that thug celebrated in the end zone.

The property values dropped in that community because they had a lot of thugs move in.

I'm not racist, I just don't like the thugs and their loud music.
by PooDipes October 02, 2014
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