anal sexWord OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘heresy’): from Middle Dutchbuggerie, from Old Frenchbougrerie, from bougre
, from medieval LatinBulgarus
, particularly one belonging to the Orthodox Church and therefore regarded as a heretic by the Roman Church. The sense ‘sodomy’ (16th cent.) arose from an association of heresy with forbidden sexual practices; its use as a general insult dates from the early 18th cent.