bug·​gery ˈbə-gə-rē How to pronounce buggery (audio)
: sodomy

Examples of buggery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manson starts the ‘60s as a grubby little inmate whose rap sheet—prison buggery aside—is a bunch of crap. Matt Thompson, Spin, 10 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1533, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of buggery was in 1533

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“Buggery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buggery. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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