plaguy

or pla·guey

[ pley-gee ]
/ ˈpleɪ gi /
Chiefly Northern U.S.
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adjective

such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious: a plaguy pile of debts.

adverb

vexatiously or excessively: The room is plaguy hot.

Origin of plaguy

First recorded in 1565–75; plague + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for plaguey

plaguy

plaguey

archaic, informal

adjective

disagreeable or vexing

adverb

disagreeably or annoyingly
Derived Formsplaguily, adverb
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Word Origin and History for plaguey

plaguey


adj.

1570s, "pertaining to a plague," from plague (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning "vexatious" is from 1610s. As an adverb (properly it would be plaguily) it is attested from 1580s, often with deliberate attempt at humor.

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