Synonyms of thug in English:

thug


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noun

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SYNONYMS
ruffian, hoodlum, bully boy, bully, bandit, mugger, gangster, terrorist, gunman, murderer, killer, hitman, assassin, hooligan, vandal, Yardie
informal tough, bruiser, hired gun
British informal rough, bovver boy, lager lout, hoodie
Scottish, Northern English informal ned
North American informal hood, goon
Australian, New Zealand informal roughie, hoon
dated cut-throat, desperado
rare myrmidon