buggy

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English[edit]

A horse and buggy.
A dune buggy.

Etymology[edit]

Origin unknown.

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Noun[edit]

buggy (plural buggies)

  1. A small horse-drawn cart.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, in The Celebrity:
      I had occasion […] to make a somewhat long business trip to Chicago, and on my return […] I found Farrar awaiting me in the railway station. He smiled his wonted fraction by way of greeting, […], and finally leading me to his buggy, turned and drove out of town.
  2. A small motor vehicle, such as a dune buggy.
  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. (Britain) A pushchair; a stroller.
  5. (Canada, Southern US) A shopping cart or trolley.

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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. Crazy; bughouse[1][2]

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

  1. baby buggy

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English

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Noun[edit]

buggy m (plural buggies or buggys)

  1. buggy (small vehicle)

Further reading[edit]

  • ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=qcUN85uT0m4C&pg=PT41
  • ^ https://books.google.com/books?id=h0mcBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA117