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a man who is violent, especially a criminal นักเลง, อันธพาล 

The only change in his life came about when the temple’s abbot asked him to move from his rented house nearby and live in a tent on temple grounds to prevent thugs from targeting him.

As he walked towards her shouting rudely, onlookers berated him for acting like a thug.

"If police suspect the shooting is the work of local thugs, they should be able to identify them soon because that pickup truck is modified and unique."

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