Bugger

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈbʌɡə/
    Rhymes: -ʌɡə(r)

Noun

Bugger (plural buggers)
  1. (obsolete) A heretic.
  2. (UK law) Someone who commits buggery; a sodomite.
  3. (slang, UK, India) Someone viewed with affection: chap.
  4. (slang, dated) A damn, anything at all.
  5. (slang, UK) Someone who is very fond of something

Derived terms

Verb

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

  1. (vulgar, UK) To sodomize.
  2. (slang, vulgar in UK) To break or ruin.
  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.

Synonyms

Thesaurus

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