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The origin of the word "thug" "... So it may be a surprise that the word originates far away, in India. "As far as I can tell, thug goes back to the 14th Century," says Megan Garber, who traced the word's origin for a story in The Atlantic. "There was a gang of criminals known as the thuggee." Garber says the Thugs were a huge criminal network that operated all around India's main roads. "They would basically befriend travellers along the roads, gain the travellers' trust," she says. "And then they would murder them, usually by strangulation, and steal their valuables. It was all very violent'..." The source: BBC news - The unlikely origins of the word "thug".
Nov 28, 2021 3:09 AM