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Definition of rugger-bugger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rugger-bugger

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈrʌɡə bʌɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrʌɡər bʌɡər//
 
(British English, informal)
 
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an enthusiastic player or supporter of rugby, especially one who is noisy and aggressive Word Origin1970s (originally a South African usage): from rugger + bugger ‘mate’ (used freely and without sexual connotations in South African English).