Bugger

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Etymology

From French bougre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus (Bulgarian), used in designation of heretics to whom various unnatural practices were ascribed.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbʌɡə/
    Rhymes: -ʌɡə(r)

Noun

Bugger (plural buggers)
  1. (obsolete) A heretic.
  2. (UK law) Someone who commits buggery; a sodomite.
    The British Sexual Offences Act of 1967 is a buggers' charter. (see Are judges politically correct?)
  3. (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.
  4. (slang, UK, India) Someone viewed with affection: chap.
    How are you, you old bugger?
  5. (slang, dated) A damn, anything at all.
    I don't give a bugger how important you think it is.
  6. (slang, UK) Someone who is very fond of something
    I'm a bugger for Welsh cakes.
  7. (slang, USA - West) A rough synonym for whippersnapper.
    What is that little bugger up to now?

Derived terms

Verb

Bugger (third-person singular simple present Buggers, present participle Buggering, simple past and past participle Buggered)

  1. (vulgar, UK) To sodomize.
    To be buggered sore like a hobo's whore (Attributed to Harry Mclintock's 1920s era Big Rock Candy Mountain)
  2. (slang, vulgar in UK) To break or ruin.
    This computer is buggered! Oh no! I've buggered it up.
  3. (slang, UK) To be surprised.
    Bugger me sideways! Bugger me, here's my bus. Well, I'm buggered!
  4. (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.)
  5. (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.
  6. (slang, UK) To be fatigued.
    I'm buggered from all that walking.

Derived terms

Interjection

Bugger

  1. (slang, UK, Australian, New Zealand, vulgar) An expression of annoyance or displeasure.
    Bugger, I've missed the bus.
  2. (slang, US, euphemisms, rare) Cutesy expression of very mild annoyance.

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Thesaurus

Mumbo Jumbo, SOB, bad boy, ball up, bastard, beat it, bird, bitch, bitch up, bloke, bobble, bogey, bogeyman, boggart, bogle, bollix, bollix up, bonehead into it, booger, boogerman, boogeyman, botch, boy, buffoon, bug, bugaboo, bugbear, bugger up, bungle, cat, chap, character, child, clear off, clear out, cock up, cook, coprophiliac, creep, cripple, cutup, dawdle, de-energize, debilitate, depart, destroy, devil, disable, disenable, drain, drop a brick, duck, elf, enfant terrible, enfeeble, erotomaniac, exhibitionist, fag, fart, fee-faw-fum, fellate, feller, fellow, fetishist, flub, fool, foul up, frazzle, fuck up, funmaker, geezer, go away, goof, goof up, gum up, guy, hamstring, hash up, heel, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hors de combat, idiot, imp, inactivate, incapacitate, jasper, jerk, joker, jokester, kibosh, knave, knock, knock out, lad, lallygag, lame, leave, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, lollygag, louse, louse up, maim, make tracks, man, masochist, masturbate, meanie, mess up, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, mother, muck up, narcissist, necrophiliac, nymphomaniac, outwear, paraphiliac, pederast, pedophiliac, pill, pixie, play hell with, play hob with, practical joker, prankster, prick, puck, puke, put, queer, queer the works, rapist, rapscallion, rascal, rat, ream, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, ruin, sabotage, sadist, satyr, scamp, scapegrace, scotophiliac, screw up, scum, shit, shithead, shitheel, sink, skedaddle, snafu, snarl up, sod, sodomist, sodomite, sodomize, spike, stinkard, stinker, stud, toad, tot, transvestite, tucker, turd, unfit, voyeur, wag, waste time, weaken, wear out, wing, wreck, zoophiliac

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