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bugger

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɡə
 
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vulgar slang , chiefly British

Definition of bugger in English:

noun

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.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
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).

exclamation

(also buggeration) Back to top  

Origin

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.

Phrases

bugger all

1
Nothing.

bugger me

2

I'm buggered if ——

3
Used to make the following clause negative.

not give a bugger

4
Not care in the slightest.

play silly buggers

5
Act in a foolish way.

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

6
Used to express one’s amazement at something.

Phrasal verbs

bugger off

1
[usually in imperative] Go away.

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