- 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[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[transitive] bugger somebody (taboo or law) to have anal sex with somebody Word Origin Middle English (originally denoting a heretic): from Middle Dutch, from Old French bougre
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//