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or pla·guey

[pley-gee]Chiefly Northern U.S.
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  1. such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts.
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  1. vexatiously or excessively: The room is plaguy hot.
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Origin of plaguy

First recorded in 1565–75; plague + -y1
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Examples from the Web for plaguy

Historical Examples

  • If he's so plaguy neighborly why don't he ask me to go, too?

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "It's some plaguy boy," said Mrs. Mudge, her eyes blazing with anger.

  • "You're a plaguy sight too well dressed," returned Bickford.

  • At last the Pope says to his Riv'rence, "I dunna what gev me this plaguy hiccup," says he.

  • "This comes of bringing their plaguy brats with them," said Uncle and Bagshaw.

British Dictionary definitions for plaguy



archaic, informal
  1. disagreeable or vexing
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  1. disagreeably or annoyingly
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Derived Formsplaguily, adverb
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