bugger (plural buggers)
- (obsolete) A heretic.
- (British legal) Someone who commits buggery; a sodomite.
- The British Sexual Offences Act of 1967 is a buggers′ charter.
- (slang, pejorative, UK, Australian, NZ) A foolish or worthless person or thing; a despicable person.
- 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.
- 1928, Frank Parker Day, Rockbound, Gutenberg Australia eBook #0500721h ↗,
- “I′ll take it out on dat young bugger,” he thought viciously.
- 1947, James Hilton, So Well Remembered, Gutenberg Australia eBook #0600371h ↗,
- Here the cheers and shouts of the gallery were interrupted by a shabby little man in the back row who yelled out with piercing distinctness: “Don't matter what you call ′im now, George. The bugger′s dead.”
- (slang, UK, Australian, NZ) A situation that causes dismay.
- So you're stuck out in the woop-woop and the next train back is Thursday next week. Well, that's a bit of a bugger.
- (slang, UK, Australian, NZ) Someone viewed with affection; a chap.
- How are you, you old bugger?
- 1946, Olaf Stapledon, Arms Out of Hand, in Collected Stories, Gutenberg Australia eBook #0601341 ↗,
- Good luck, you old bugger!
- 1953 February-March, Henry Beam Piper, John Joseph McGuire, Null-ABC, in Astounding Science Fiction, Gutenberg eBook #18346 ↗,
- “And if Pelton found out that his kids are Literates—Woooo!” Cardon grimaced. “Or what we've been doing to him. I hope I′m not around when that happens. I′m beginning to like the cantankerous old bugger.”
- (slang, dated) A damn, anything at all.
- I don't give a bugger how important you think it is.
- (slang, British) Someone who is very fond of something
- I'm a bugger for Welsh cakes.
- (slang, USA) A whippersnapper, a tyke.
- What is that little bugger up to now?
- French: rascal, vieille branche
- French: fondu
bugger (buggers, present participle buggering; past and past participle buggered)
- (vulgar, British) To sodomize.
- To be buggered sore like a hobo's whore (Attributed to Harry Mclintock's 1920s era Big Rock Candy Mountain)
- (slang, coarse in British) To break or ruin.
- This computer is buggered! Oh no! I've buggered it up.
- (slang, British, Australian, NZ) To be surprised.
- Bugger me sideways!
- Bugger me, here's my bus.
- Well, I'm buggered!.
- Buggered if I know the answer to that.
- (slang, British, Australian, NZ) 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.)
- (slang, British, Australian, NZ) To feel frustration with something, or to consider that something is futile.
- Bugger this for a lark.
- Bugger this for a game of soldiers.
- (slang, British, Australian, NZ) To be fatigued.
- I'm buggered from all that walking.
- French: empaffer, enculer, sodomiser
- Italian: inculare, buggerare
- Spanish: encular, sodomizar, dar por el culo
- (slang, British, Australia, New Zealand, coarse) An expression of annoyance or displeasure.
- Bugger, I've missed the bus.
bugger (plural buggers)
- One who sets a bug (surveillance device); one who bugs.