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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Orininally a member of an Indian sect ("thuggee") that worshipped Kali and killed people to rob them. Famous for strangulating people. One cult head was tried for more than 900 murders.
The word has later evolved to mean "robber, murderer" in general.
The earliest thuggee account was R. C. Sherwood's Of the Murderers Called Phansigars which was based on interrogations and depositions of thuggees and published in 1820
by DocLeary September 09, 2005
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A common criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, often for hire
That robber is no more than a common thug
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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
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1. People that use violence and behave poorly towards other people.
2. Another description of the average Republican.
3. George W. Bush.
The word thug is an entierly accurate description of most Republicans, especially Bush and his friends.
by jesster79 March 22, 2006
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