Definition of rugger-bugger in English:

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rugger-bugger

Pronunciation:

noun

informal
A boorish, aggressively masculine young man who is devoted to sport.
Example sentences
  • If the local rugger-buggers had pulled a similar trick, it would have been a laugh wouldn't it?

Origin

1970s (originally a South African usage): from rugger + bugger 'mate' (used freely and without sexual connotations in South African English).

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