bugger

bugger
1 noun (C) spoken especially BrE
1 taboo someone who is very annoying or unpleasant: Bill's an obnoxious little bugger.
2 a rude word meaning someone that you pretend to be annoyed with, although you actually like them: What are you doing, you daft bugger?
3 a rude word meaning a job or activity that is very difficult: Having to commute so far is a real bugger.
4 bugger all rude expression meaning nothing, used especially when you are angry: There's bugger all we can do about the car now. | bugger all help/thanks/work etc (=none at all): I got bugger all thanks for driving my boss to the airport.
5 play silly buggers a rude expression meaning to behave in a stupid way that annoys other people: Stop playing silly buggers and get on with your homework!
6 taboo a man who regularly has anal sex, especially with other men or boys
2 verb (T) BrE
1 bugger (it)! spoken a rude expression used when you are angry because something bad has happened: Bugger it! The car battery is dead.
2 I'll be buggered/bugger me! spoken a rude expression used when you are surprised about something
3 bugger the ... slang used to say that you do not care about the person or thing you are talking about: Bugger the expense, I'm going to buy it!
4 I'll be buggered if.. slang used to say angrily that you will not do something: I'll be buggered if I help them any more.
5 taboo or law to have anal sex with someone
bugger about also bugger around phrasal verb BrE
1 (I) to behave in a stupid way or waste time: Stop buggering about and get on with your work
2 (transitive bugger someone about) to cause unnecessary problems for someone: Don't let Peter bugger you about, tell him to leave.
bugger off phrasal verb (intransitive often imperative) BrE an impolite expression meaning to go away, or leave a place, which is very rude when used directly: Bugger off and leave me alone! | Simon's always buggering off home early. bugger sth up phrasal verb (T) BrE to do something stupid that ruins something or causes trouble: You really buggered up our plans by arriving late.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать реферат

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Bugger — is a vulgar word used in vernacular British English, Irish English, Australian English, New Zealand English, South African English, Indian English, and occasionally also in Malaysian English and American English. Today, the term is a general… …   Wikipedia

  • bugger — vulgar slang, chiefly Brit. ► NOUN 1) derogatory a person who commits buggery. 2) a person regarded with contempt or pity. 3) an annoying or awkward thing. ► VERB 1) practise buggery with. 2) cause serious harm or trouble to. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger me — bugger me/well I’ll be buggered/british impolite phrase used when you are very surprised about something Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: bugger * * * ˌbugger ˈme idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugger — is more acceptable as a swear word than it used to be, at least in BrE. Uses such as bugger me, bugger all, and I ll be buggered (if), are all commonly heard on radio and television, although they remain highly informal and should not normally be …   Modern English usage

  • Bugger — Bug ger, n. [F. bougre, fr. LL. Bulgarus, a Bulgarian, and also a heretic; because the inhabitants of Bulgaria were infected with heresy. Those guilty of the crime of buggery were called heretics, because in the eyes of their adversaries there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugger — sodomite, 1550s, earlier heretic (mid 14c.), from M.L. Bulgarus a Bulgarian (see BULGARIA (Cf. Bulgaria)), so called from Catholic bigoted notions of the sex lives of Eastern Orthodox Christians or of the sect of heretics that was prominent there …   Etymology dictionary

  • bugger — [bug′ər] n. [ME bougre < OFr < ML Bulgarus, lit., a Bulgarian; orig., 11th c. Bulgarian heretic] 1. a sodomite 2. a contemptible person 3. a fellow; chap; also, a rascal or scamp: often used humorously or affectionately vt. to commit sodomy …   English World dictionary

  • bugger — bug|ger1 S2 [ˈbʌgə US ər] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: bugger person who practices anal sex (16 21 centuries), from French bougre person who disagrees with the standard religion , from Medieval Latin Bulgarus Bulgarian ] 1.) BrE not polite an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bugger — /ˈbʌgə / (say buguh) noun 1. (taboo) someone who practises bestiality or sodomy. 2. Colloquial (humorous) a person: come on, you old bugger. 3. Colloquial a contemptible person. 4. Colloquial a nuisance, a difficulty; something unpleasant or… …  

  • bugger — bug|ger1 [ bʌgər ] noun count BRITISH IMPOLITE an insulting word for someone who is stupid or annoying a. INFORMAL used for expressing sympathy about someone you like or feel sorry for: The poor little bugger s broken his leg. be a bugger BRITISH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”