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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.
  1. vexatiously or excessively: The room is plaguy hot.

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
  1. disagreeably or annoyingly
Derived Formsplaguily, adverb
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