English version

thug

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthugthug /θʌɡ/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 VIOLENTa violent man 🔊 He was beaten up by a gang of young thugs.
Examples from the Corpus
thugSeeking vengeance, he employs two Dickensian thugs, with startling and bleakly hilarious results.A gang of thugs was waiting for him round the back. He didn't have a chance.It's the one-off thug who normally panics and lashes out.The thugs pounced as Tony McLoughlin prepared to open up the school shortly after 7am.A policeman is fighting for his life after young thugs threw a brick through his patrol car windscreen.
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