Meaning of “bugger” in the English Dictionary

"bugger" in English

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buggernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌɡ.ər/ us /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ/

UK offensive a silly or annoying person:

Well you shouldn't have drunk so much, should you, you daft bugger!
The stupid bugger's given me the wrong ticket!

UK informal used to or about someone that you feel sympathy for:

The poor bugger has nowhere else 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 /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ/ UK offensive

used to express anger:

Oh bugger, it's raining!
bugger it!

used to express great anger:

Bugger it! I'm going to miss my train.
bugger me!

used to express great surprise:

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

noun [ U ] uk /ˈbʌɡ.ər.i/ us /ˈbʌɡ.ɚ.i/ UK offensive or specialized

anal sex

(Definition of “bugger” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)