be a bugger

British impolite
to be difficult or annoying

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  • bugger about — ● bugger * * * bugger about (or bugger around) [phrasal verb] Brit informal + impolite 1 : to spend time in a useless or aimless way We just buggered about [=messed around] all afternoon. 2 bugger (someone) about/around : to cause problems or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugger — vulgar slang, chiefly Brit. ► NOUN 1) derogatory a person who commits buggery. 2) a person regarded with contempt or pity. 3) an annoying or awkward thing. ► VERB 1) practise buggery with. 2) cause serious harm or trouble to. 3) …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger me — bugger me/well I’ll be buggered/british impolite phrase used when you are very surprised about something Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: bugger * * * ˌbugger ˈme idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bugger — is more acceptable as a swear word than it used to be, at least in BrE. Uses such as bugger me, bugger all, and I ll be buggered (if), are all commonly heard on radio and television, although they remain highly informal and should not normally be …   Modern English usage

  • bugger about — ► bugger about/around act stupidly or carelessly. Main Entry: ↑bugger …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger about/around — ► bugger about/around act stupidly or carelessly. Main Entry: ↑bugger …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger around — ► bugger about/around act stupidly or carelessly. Main Entry: ↑bugger …   English terms dictionary

  • bugger all — ► bugger all nothing. Main Entry: ↑bugger …   English terms dictionary

  • Bugger — Bug ger, n. [F. bougre, fr. LL. Bulgarus, a Bulgarian, and also a heretic; because the inhabitants of Bulgaria were infected with heresy. Those guilty of the crime of buggery were called heretics, because in the eyes of their adversaries there… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bugger — sodomite, 1550s, earlier heretic (mid 14c.), from M.L. Bulgarus a Bulgarian (see BULGARIA (Cf. Bulgaria)), so called from Catholic bigoted notions of the sex lives of Eastern Orthodox Christians or of the sect of heretics that was prominent there …   Etymology dictionary


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