Definition of bugger in English:


Line breaks: bug¦ger
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɡə
vulgar slang , chiefly British


1 [with adjective] Used as a term of abuse, especially for a man.
1.1Used to refer to a person, typically a man, for whom one feels pity or respect.
1.2An annoyingly awkward thing.
2 derogatory A person who commits buggery.


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1Penetrate the anus of (someone) during sexual intercourse.
2 (often bugger someone/thing about) Cause serious harm or trouble to.
2.1 [no object] (bugger about/around) Act in a stupid or feckless way.
2.2Used to express an angrily dismissive attitude to (someone or something).


(also buggeration) Back to top  
Used to express annoyance or anger.


Middle English (originally denoting a heretic, specifically an Albigensian): from Middle Dutch, from Old French bougre 'heretic', from medieval Latin Bulgarus 'Bulgarian', particularly one belonging to the Orthodox Church and therefore regarded as a heretic by the Roman Church. The sense 'sodomite' (16th century) arose from an association of heresy with forbidden sexual practices; its use as a general insult dates from the early 18th century.


bugger all


bugger me

Used to express surprise or amazement.

I'm buggered if ——

Used to make the following clause negative.

not give a bugger

Not care in the slightest.

play silly buggers

Act in a foolish way.

well, I'm (or I'll be) buggered

Used to express one’s amazement at something.

Phrasal verbs

bugger off

[usually in imperative] Go away.

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