bugger

1
[ buhg-er, boo g- ]
/ ˈbʌg ər, ˈbʊg- /

noun

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

bugger off, Chiefly British Slang. to depart; bug off.
bugger up, Chiefly British Slang. to ruin; spoil; botch.

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Origin of bugger

1
1300–50; Middle English bougre < Anglo-French bugre < Medieval Latin Bulgarus heretic, literally, Bulgarian, by association of the Balkans with heretical sects such as the Bogomils and their alleged deviant sexual practices; def. 1 perhaps by reanalysis as bug1 or bug2 + -er1 (cf. booger)

Definition for bugger (2 of 2)

bugger2
[ buhg-er ]
/ ˈbʌg ər /

a person who installs a hidden listening device.

Origin of bugger

2
First recorded in 1965–70; bug1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bugger

bugger
/ (ˈbʌɡə) /

noun

verb

interjection

slang an exclamation of annoyance or disappointment

Word Origin for bugger

C16: from Old French bougre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus Bulgarian; from the condemnation of the dualist heresy rife in Bulgaria from the tenth century to the fifteenth
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