buggy

adjective
bug·​gy | \ ˈbə-gē How to pronounce buggy (audio) \
buggier; buggiest

Definition of buggy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : infested with bugs a buggy swamp
2 : characterized by bugs especially : containing many bugs a buggy software program

buggy

noun
plural buggies

Definition of buggy (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a light one-horse carriage made with two wheels in England and with four wheels in the U.S.
2 : a small cart or truck for short transportations of heavy materials

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Synonyms for buggy

Synonyms: Noun

baby buggy, baby carriage, perambulator [chiefly British], pram [chiefly British], pushchair [chiefly British], stroller

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Examples of buggy in a Sentence

Adjective

It's too buggy out here—let's go inside.

Noun

He rode into town on his horse and buggy. we'll need a new buggy if we have another baby
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Dragging icons around to turn them into windows is still really buggy and hard to nail. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "iPadOS public beta preview: worthy of the new name," 24 June 2019 People can whitewash buggy botspeak by giving it a human sheen in a retweet. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, "Social Media Makes Us Soldiers in the War Against Ourselves," 2 May 2018 Vera is a heroine for the ages, enduring day after lonely, buggy day without losing her spirit, compassion or love of beauty. Nalini Jones, New York Times, "When the Going Gets Tough, These Kids Find Their Way," 13 Apr. 2018 Not only has Android become way slicker than before, but Apple has started to put out buggier software, annoying iPhone and iPad users. David Meyer, Fortune, "How Apple Hopes to Eliminate Those Annoying iPhone Bugs," 13 Feb. 2018 The end of technical support for Vista doesn't mean installations will suddenly become useless, just less secure and buggier as time goes on. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Microsoft Ends Windows Vista Support," 11 Apr. 2017 Unfortunately in our experience, setup was a pain, the Blink app was an ugly, buggy mess, and live streaming took forever to start, often failing entirely. Ben Keough, USA TODAY, "The best smart indoor security cameras to protect your home," 14 June 2017 In the next six months, the environment will get hotter, wetter and buggier, and the number of infections will rise. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "Puerto Rico Braces for Its Own Zika Epidemic," 19 Mar. 2016

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Even then, the process of deleting likes is buggy at best, and only works for the user’s most recent likes. Paris Martineau, WIRED, "Tweets Can Be Ephemeral, but Your Likes Are Forever," 5 Aug. 2019 Motocross, formula cars, off-road buggies and trucks. Mark Mahaney, Smithsonian, "Danny Thompson’s Blazing Nitromethane-Fueled Pursuit of Racing Glory," 10 July 2019 Guests staying in the residence also have 24-hour access to a personal butler and valet service, buggy and personal driver. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "The Best Room At...Joali Maldives," 12 May 2019 The keyboard attachment didn’t work reliably, the software was buggy and even the Bluetooth connections didn’t hold. David Pierce, WSJ, "Part Tablet, Part Laptop: Make Your Next Computer a Slate PC," 2 Dec. 2018 Apple continues to sell the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor strip, but reviews on the product’s functionality are mixed on the App Store, with users claiming the app is buggy and sensors erratic. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple-owned sleep tracker Beddit is eliminating cloud service support," 21 Sep. 2018 The canopy-to-ground bug net features a front zipper closure and bottom weights to keep it in place when things get buggy. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "This Foldable Canopy Chair with Bug Netting Just Changed Summertime Sitting for Good," 9 July 2019 Beta software may be buggy and new features may not be finished yet. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Apple launches iOS 13 public beta: 10 reasons to get the software now if you're feeling brave," 25 June 2019 The music-swiping software was buggy and hard to use, and downloaded files were often tainted with malware. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "For iTunes, a long-needed reorganization," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of buggy

Adjective

1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buggy

Noun

origin unknown

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The first known use of buggy was in 1696

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More Definitions for buggy

buggy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of buggy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

US : having many insects
chiefly US, of a computer program, system, etc. : having many problems or errors that prevent proper operation : having many bugs

buggy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of buggy (Entry 2 of 2)

: a light carriage that is usually pulled by one horse

buggy

noun
bug·​gy | \ ˈbə-gē How to pronounce buggy (audio) \
plural buggies

Kids Definition of buggy

: a light carriage with a single seat that is usually drawn by one horse

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