buggy

1
[ buhg-ee ]
/ ˈbʌg i /

noun, plural bug·gies.

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Origin of buggy

1
First recorded in 1765–75; of obscure origin

Definition for buggy (2 of 2)

buggy2
[ buhg-ee ]
/ ˈbʌg i /

adjective, bug·gi·er, bug·gi·est.

infested with bugs.
Slang. crazy; insane; peculiar.

Origin of buggy

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First recorded in 1705–15; bug1 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM buggy

bug·gi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for buggy (1 of 2)

buggy1
/ (ˈbʌɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a light horse-drawn carriage having either four wheels (esp in the US and Canada) or two wheels (esp in Britain and India)
short for beach buggy
a small motorized vehicle designed for a particular purposegolf buggy; moon buggy

Word Origin for buggy

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for buggy (2 of 2)

buggy2
/ (ˈbʌɡɪ) /

adjective -gier or -giest

infested with bugs
US slang insane
informal (of a system or machine, esp a computer program) containing errors or faults

Derived forms of buggy

bugginess, noun
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