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or plaguey

[pley-gee] /ˈpleɪ gi/ Chiefly Northern U.S.
such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious:
a plaguy pile of debts.
vexatiously or excessively:
The room is plaguy hot.
Origin of plaguy
First recorded in 1565-75; plague + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "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.

  • Moreover, how am I to know that this plaguy fellow is actually related to me?

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • It is your plaguy convictions that make men stubborn and disagreeable.

  • Because I've got to tell you, Donald, that this is a plaguy bad time to get laid off, son.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • We tried to chase 'em out, but the plaguy things wouldn't go.

    Left Guard Gilbert Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Well, you needn't walk so plaguy fast, wouldn't if I was you.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
British Dictionary definitions for plaguy


disagreeable or vexing
disagreeably or annoyingly
Derived Forms
plaguily, adverb
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