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The Word Thig

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In today’s society the word thug is used as a racial slur. In this essay I will tell you the true meaning of thug, as well as how society implies the word thug. According to www.Dictionary.com (n.d.), there are two definitions for the word thug. The first definition is “a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer”. The second definition is “one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers in India who strangled their victims”. It actually originated in Hindi, India in 1800-1810. But as years passed there are a whole lot more meanings for thug. Anybody who wears baggy clothes, talks a certain way, fixes their car up a certain way, has tattoos, or even listens to a certain type of music could be labeled as a thug. It doesn’t matter
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