- IPA: /ˈbʌɡə/
- Rhymes: -ʌɡə(r)
NounBugger (plural buggers)
- (obsolete) A heretic.
- (UK law) Someone who commits buggery; a sodomite.
- The British Sexual Offences Act of 1967 is a buggers' charter. (see Are judges politically correct?)
- (slang, pejorative) A foolish or worthless person or thing;
- He's a silly bugger for losing his keys.
- The bugger's given me the wrong change.
- My computer's being a bit of a bugger.
- (slang, UK, India) Someone viewed with affection: chap.
- How are you, you old bugger?
- (slang, dated) A damn, anything at all.
- I don't give a bugger how important you think it is.
- (slang, UK) Someone who is very fond of something
- I'm a bugger for Welsh cakes.
- (slang, USA - West) A rough synonym for whippersnapper.
- What is that little bugger up to now?
- (vulgar, UK) To sodomize.
- To be buggered sore like a hobo's whore (Attributed to Harry Mclintock's 1920s era Big Rock Candy Mountain)
- (slang, vulgar in UK) To break or ruin.
- This computer is buggered! Oh no! I've buggered it up.
- (slang, UK) To be surprised.
- Bugger me sideways! Bugger me, here's my bus. Well, I'm buggered!
- (slang, UK) To feel contempt for some person or thing.
- Bugger Bognor. (Alleged to be the last words of king George V of the United Kingdom in response to a suggestion that he might recover from his illness and visit Bognor Regis.)
- (slang, UK) To feel frustration with something, or to consider that something is futile.
- Bugger this for a lark. Bugger this for a game of soldiers.
- (slang, UK) To be fatigued.
- I'm buggered from all that walking.
- bugger off
- bugger all
- to play silly buggers
- bagarapim (Pidgin language word derived from the Australian slang "Bugger up")
- (slang, UK, Australian, New Zealand, vulgar) An expression of annoyance or displeasure.
- Bugger, I've missed the bus.
- (slang, US, euphemisms, rare) Cutesy expression of very mild annoyance.
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