- n. A violent young gang member or a hooligan.
‘Droog,’ a transliteration of the Russian word for ‘friend,’ was introduced by English novelist Anthony Burgess in his 1962 novel, ‘A Clockwork Orange.’
“Using the visual, audio, kinetic and print forms, her new lingo reads like a wild blend of Chaucer, SMS-speak and Anthony Burgess's droog slang.”
“This time she arrived in bowler hat, white kit and suspenders, the kind of Droog that Anthony Burgess and Stanley Kubrick would have needed a lot of party drugs to imagine.”
“Toward the end, a chipper Malcolm McDowell shows up in a fright wig, as though Alex the Droog had finally found a purpose in life.”