droog

droog
droog "gang member, young ruffian," a transliteration of the Russian word for "friend," introduced by English novelist Anthony Burgess in "A Clockwork Orange" (1962). The Russian word comes from O.C.S. drugu "companion, friend, other" (Cf. Boh. drug "companion," Serbo-Cr. drugi "other"), which belongs to a group of related IE words (Cf. Lith. draugas "friend, traveling companion;" Goth. driugan "do military service," ga-drauhts "soldier;" O.N. drott, O.E. dryht, O.H.G. truht "multitude, people, army") apparently with an original sense of "companion."

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