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thug

noun [C] uk   us   /θʌɡ/
a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime: Some thugs smashed his windows.
thuggish
adjective uk   us   /ˈθʌɡ.ɪʃ/ informal
a thuggish-looking youth with a shaven head and tattoos on his arms
Translations of “thug”
in Arabic بَلْطَجي, قَبَضاي…
in Korean 폭력배…
in Malaysian samseng…
in French voyou…
in Turkish haydut, eşkiya…
in Italian malvivente, teppista…
in Chinese (Traditional) 惡棍, 暴徒, 罪犯…
in Russian хулиган…
in Polish bandzior, opryszek, zbir…
in Vietnamese kẻ sát nhân…
in Spanish bestia, gamberro…
in Portuguese bandido…
in Thai คนโหดร้าย…
in German der/die Gewaltverbrecher(in)…
in Catalan pinxo, perdonavides…
in Japanese 暴漢, 悪党…
in Indonesian orang jahat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 恶棍, 暴徒, 罪犯…
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