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buggernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər/  us   /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ/
UK offensive a ​silly or ​annoyingperson: Well you shouldn't have ​drunk so much, should you, you ​daft bugger! The ​stupid bugger's given me the ​wrongticket!
UK informal used to or about someone that you ​feelsympathy for: The poor bugger has ​nowhereelse to ​sleep.
US informal a ​person or ​animal, ​especially a ​young one that you like very much: He's a ​cute little bugger, isn't he?
UK offensive something that is very ​difficult or ​annoying: This ​tin is a bugger to ​open.
Idioms

buggerexclamation

uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər/  us   /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ/ UK offensive
used to ​expressanger: Oh bugger, it's ​raining!
bugger it!
used to ​expressgreatanger: Bugger it! I'm going to ​miss my ​train.
bugger me!
used to ​expressgreatsurprise: Bugger me! Did you ​see the ​speed that ​motorbike was going?

buggerverb [T]

uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər/  us   /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ/
  • bugger verb [T] (HAVE SEX)

UK offensive or specialized law to have ​sex by putting the penis in another person's anus
buggery
noun [U] uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər.i/  us   /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ.i/ UK offensive or specialized
analsex
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