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thug

thug

pronunciation:
thuhg
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part of speech: noun
definition: a criminal or ruffian, esp. one who uses physical force or violence; hoodlum.
synonyms:
hoodlum, ruffian, tough
similar words:
bully, criminal, desperado, gangster, goon, hit man, hooligan, mobster, mugger, terrorist
derivations: thuggish (adj.), thuggery (n.)
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