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  1. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armernoun

    an aggressive and violent young criminal

    Synonyms:
    goon, sticker, stumper, lubber, oaf, strong-armer, ruffian, stumblebum, tinder, punk, kindling, cowling, poser, exhaust hood, tough, cowl, punk rocker, street fighter, bully, clod, yobo, toughie, yob, hooligan, roughneck, spunk, yobbo, hoodlum, lummox, punk rock, lout, lump, touchwood, rowdy, lens hood, gawk, bonnet, hood, cap

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  1. thugnoun

    Synonyms:
    ruffian, rough, assassin

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How to use thug in a sentence?

  1. Kehinde Andrews:

    This sort of language does have consequences. The word 'thug' plays into a stereotype of aggressive young black men, when you look at why black people are so much more likely to be arrested or suffer violence it often comes back to this stereotype.

  2. Sheryll Cashin:

    He was talking about vandals, but he was still participating in a very specific anti-Black idea, part of why it's so challenging to pursue humane policies that can uplift people in high-poverty areas is because we supply a lens of presumed thug -- instead of presumed citizen.

  3. Freddie Gray:

    Whether we call them a thug, a law breaker, a juvenile delinquent, it really doesn't matter. What matters is how do we take back our streets. And that's what men have been doing, going around, talking to these young men where they, are in their face, and letting them know, you can't control this community. It is not yours. You can't burn it down. You can't force people out. You can't threaten people.

  4. Chen Nian:

    The contradictory traits of a' thug' and Peppa Pig make people laugh, peppa Pig's an act of subculture rebellion.

  5. Donald Trump:

    First of all, the phone is not even owned by this young thug that killed all these people – the phone’s owned by the government, tim Cook is looking to do a big number, probably to show how liberal he is.


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