[ buhg-er-awl, boo g- ]
/ ˈbʌg ərˈɔl, ˈbʊg- /
noun Chiefly British Slang.
absolutely nothing; nothing at all: Those reckless investments left him with bugger-all.
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Origin of bugger-all
First recorded in 1935–40; noun use of the exclamation bugger all!
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