bugger off

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Etymology[edit]

Derived from bugger (idiomatic, obsolete, Britain) “sodomite”, (idiomatic, vulgar, Britain, Australia, New Zealand) “man”, especially in the colloquialism (idiomatic, dismissal, Britain, Australia, New Zealand) old bugger for “an old man”.

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bugger off

  1. (idiomatic, vulgar, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, emphatic, colloquial, dismissal) Go away.
  2. (idiomatic, vulgar, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, emphatic, colloquial) An expression of disagreement or disbelief.
    Bugger off! You are joking, aren't you?

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bugger off (third-person singular simple present buggers off, present participle buggering off, simple past and past participle buggered off)

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic, vulgar) To leave, go away, disappear.
    We tried to catch him, but he had already buggered off.

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