buggery

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Etymology[edit]

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From bugger +‎ -y.

Noun[edit]

buggery (countable and uncountable, plural buggeries)

  1. (UK) Anal sex.
    • 1861, United Kingdom, Offences Against the Person Act 1861:
      Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery [] shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than ten years.
  2. Any sexual act deemed against nature, such as bestiality or necrophilia.
  3. A broken or damaged condition.
    It's gone to buggery.
  4. An extreme condition.
    It hurts like buggery. Run like buggery.