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bugger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bugger practice anal sex upon
    • n bugger someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bugger A wretch; -- sometimes used humorously or in playful disparagement.
    • Bugger One guilty of buggery or unnatural vice; a sodomite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bugger One guilty of the crime of bestiality: vulgarly used as a general term of contumely, without reference to its meaning.
    • n bugger A collector of bugs or insects; an entomologist.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bougre, fr. LL. Bulgarus, a Bulgarian, and also a heretic; because the inhabitants of Bulgaria were infected with heresy. Those guilty of the crime of buggery were called heretics, because in the eyes of their adversaries there was nothing more heinous than heresy, and it was therefore thought that the origin of such a vice could only be owing to heretics

Usage

In literature:

Pope Julius was a crier of pudding-pies, but he left off wearing there his great buggerly beard.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Where the bugger is it?
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
I had a certain old bugger, too.
"Yama (The Pit)" by Alexandra Kuprin
Some buggers tried to do me in.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Pope Julius was a crier of pudding-pies, but he left off wearing there his great buggerly beard.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
Not a bugger in the hull crew been nigh 'em.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
I'm beginning to like the cantankerous old bugger.
"Null-ABC" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
I wuz a bugger in dem days!
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It is the bugger man that does it.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Teach the buggers that now and we won't have to work so hard at it later.
"Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper
It soun's too like bugger-boo ter me.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
I killed one of the buggers!
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
The relative proper motion of the two stars had a large plus-or-minus bugger factor.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I say, the old bugger wants to know where your stuff is.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
I didn't like the idea of those two buggers poised above me while my hands were helpless on the sill.
"The Night of the Long Knives" by Fritz Reuter Leiber
The bloody bugger ain't missin' a trick.
"The Great Dome on Mercury" by Arthur Leo Zagat
In her book were pictures of buggering, and she asked me if I would like such a thing.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The hornet is an inflamibel bugger, sudden in hiz impresshuns and hasty in hiz conclusion, or end.
"The Complete Works of Josh Billings" by Henry W. Shaw
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In poetry:

Farewell Tasmania’s isle!
I bid adieu
The possum and the kangaroo.
Farmers’ Glory! Prisoner’s Hell!
Land of Buggers!
Fare ye well.
"Farewell To Tasmania" by Francis McNamara
Suddenly a demon came and scarfed them
a demon with a ponytail and handlebar mustache.
And I remained, silly bugger,
an old bachelor ever after.
"One, Two" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
There was an old bugger called God,
who got a young virgin in pod.
This disgraceful behaviour
begot Christ our Saviour,
who was nailed to a cross, poor old sod.
"Limerick" by Dylan Thomas
He was joulting by Wellinton's monument
Our rotorious hippopopotamuns
When some bugger let down the backtrap of the omnibus
And he caught his death of fusiliers,
  (Chorus) With his rent in his rears.
           Give him six years.
"The Ballad of Persse O'Reilly" by James Joyce

In news:

Words like "hooligan" and "bugger" got their starts in surprisingly scandalous places.
Telling the Islamo-Fascists to Bugger Off.
Telling the Islamo-Fascists to Bugger Off .
Columbia River 'bow on a Bow River bugger – go figure .
"I'll show that little bugger who's boss," she said to herself.
Meringues can be tricky little buggers.
Woolly buggers in brown or.
Since when did the little buggers hold so much flavor.
These little buggers are hard work for a small amount of meat.
I knew these little yellow buggers were tough, but this is unreal.
Effective flies for Roaring River fishing include, from left, woolly bugger, egg, San Juan worm, PJ's Finesse Jig.
Effective flies for Roaring River fishing include, from left, woolly bugger, egg, San Juan worm, PJ's Finesse Jig.
These little buggers are festooning the roof tiles like Christmas tinsel.
"small streams, minor tactics, tactics, soft-hackles, wet flies, spring creeks, Skip Morris, Woolly Bugger, nymphs" Flypattern(s): caddis, bucktail.
Our favorite places to eat the little buggers.
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