Definitions for: Thug

[n] an aggressive and violent young criminal

Webster (1913) Definition: Thug, n.
An assassin; a ruffian; a rough. ``Thugs and midnight
rounders.'' --The Century.

Thug, n. [Hind. thag a deceiver, robber.]
One of an association of robbers and murderers in India who
practiced murder by stealthy approaches, and from religious
motives. They have been nearly exterminated by the British

Synonyms: goon, hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, tough, toughie

See Also: criminal, crook, felon, malefactor, outlaw

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