Definition of 'thug'
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She was brutally attacked by two thugs. The Sun (2007)One survivor said they had been attacked by a thug with a baseball bat. The Sun (2010)He offered to replace cash cowardly thugs stole from the 82-year-old. The Sun (2008) People dressed as thugs, graffiti and a screeching song. The Sun (2008)Now a woman says he came to her rescue after a homeless street thug attacked her and her partner in Exeter. The Sun (2016)
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Translations for 'thug'
British English: thug /θʌɡ/ NOUN
If you refer to someone as a thug, you think they are violent or a criminal.
...the cowardly thugs who attack old people.
- American English: thug
- Arabic: سَفَّاح
- Brazilian Portuguese: criminoso
- Chinese: 暴徒
- Croatian: siledžija
- Czech: chuligán
- Danish: bølle
- Dutch: misdadiger
- European Spanish: matón
- Finnish: kovanaama
- French: voyou
- German: Schlägertyp
- Greek: κακοποιός
- Italian: delinquente
- Japanese: 凶悪犯
- Korean: 흉악한 악당
- Norwegian: banditt
- Polish: bandyta
- European Portuguese: criminoso
- Romanian: bătăuș
- Russian: бандит
- Spanish: matón
- Swedish: ligist
- Thai: อันธพาล
- Turkish: eşkıya
- Ukrainian: жлоб
- Vietnamese: du côn
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