bugger Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bugger” in the English Dictionary

"bugger" in British English

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buggernoun [C]

uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər/  us   //
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.


uk   /ˈbʌɡ.ər/  us   // 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   //

bugger verb [T] (DAMAGE)

UK offensive to ​break or ​spoil something: You've just buggered ​your chances of ​promotion!

bugger verb [T] (HAVE SEX)

UK offensive or specialized law to have ​sex by putting the penis in another person's anus
noun [U] uk   us   /-i/ UK offensive or specialized
(Definition of bugger from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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