buggy

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English[edit]

A horse and buggy.
A dune buggy.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /bʌ.ɡi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌɡi

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

buggy (plural buggies)

  1. A small horse-drawn cart.
  2. A small motor vehicle, such as a dune buggy.
    • 2022 November 26, Virginia Feito, “Sweating Through a Honeymoon in Paradise”, in The New York Times[1]:
      I casually let this information drop as our concierge drives us through the resort in a buggy, a frangipani flower tucked behind his ear. He promises to fix the bug problem and drops us off at the lobby.
  3. A hearse.
    • 1920's arr: Jimmie Rogers Frankie and Johnnie
      Bring out the rubber tired buggy/Bring out the rubber tired hack/I'm takin' my Johnny to the graveyard/But I ain't gonna bring him back
  4. (UK, Western Pennsylvania) A pushchair; a stroller.
    Synonym: stroller
  5. (Canada, Southern US, Western Pennsylvania) A shopping cart or trolley.
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  • Gulf Arabic: بقي(bagi, ATV)
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Etymology 2[edit]

bug +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

buggy (comparative buggier, superlative buggiest)

  1. Infested with insects
  2. (computing) Containing programming errors
    This software is so buggy that I don't know how anyone can use it!
  3. Resembling an insect
  4. (slang) Crazy; bughouse[1][2]
    • 2011, Beverley Armstrong-Rodman, Nightmare in the Everglades (page 106)
      You have to help me get out of here. They want to keep me longer, but I can't stay. This place is driving me buggy.
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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English buggy.

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buggy m (plural buggy's, diminutive buggy'tje n)

  1. A baby buggy, a pushchair, a stroller.
  2. A buggy (small motor vehicle).

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buggy (not comparable)

  1. Buggy, containing programming errors.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of buggy
uninflected buggy
inflected buggy
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial buggy
indefinite m./f. sing. buggy
n. sing. buggy
plural buggy
definite buggy
partitive buggy's

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English buggy.

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Noun[edit]

buggy m (plural buggies or buggys)

  1. buggy (small vehicle)

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