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thuggee

[thuhg-ee, thuh-gee] /ˈθʌg i, θʌˈgi/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
(in India) robbery and strangulation committed by thugs.
Origin of thuggee
1830-1840
1830-40; < Hindi thagī
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thuggee

/θʌˈɡiː/
noun
1.
(history) the methods and practices of the thugs of India
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi thagī; see thug
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