Definition of bugger verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    bugger

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bugger
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡər//
     
    he / she / it buggers
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡərz//
     
    past simple buggered
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡərd//
     
    past participle buggered
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡərd//
     
    -ing form buggering
    BrE BrE//ˈbʌɡərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌɡərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] (British English, taboo, slang) used as a swear word when somebody is annoyed about something or to show that they do not care about something at all Bugger! I've left my keys at home. bugger something Bugger it! I've burnt the toast. Oh, bugger the cost! Let's get it anyway. So I thought, bugger this for a lark.
  2. 2[transitive] bugger something (British English, taboo, slang) to break or ruin something I think I've buggered the computer. This will bugger the rear suspension.
  3. 3[transitive] bugger somebody (taboo or law) to have anal sex with somebody
  4. Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting a heretic): from Middle Dutch, from Old French bougre ‘heretic’, from medieval Latin Bulgarus ‘Bulgarian’, particularly one belonging to the Orthodox Church and therefore regarded as a heretic by the Roman Church. The sense ‘sodomite’ (16th cent.) arose from an association of heresy with forbidden sexual practices; its use as a general insult dates from the early 18th cent.Idioms (British English, taboo, slang) used to express surprise Bugger me! Did you see that? Phrasal Verbsbugger aboutbugger somebody aboutbugger offbugger somethingup