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

Attendees arrived on the train or came by horse and buggy, often staying for as much as a week to enjoy the religious services and social life. Mary Ann Ashcraft, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll Yesteryears: Summer options in the late-1800s included popular camp meetings in Linwood," 8 Sep. 2019 For ages, Lancaster has conjured up images of the horses and buggies, dairy farms and rustic bakeries of its Amish and Mennonite people, who believe in living simply, many of them eschewing modern conveniences like cars and electricity. Priya Krishna, New York Times, "A Global Feast in an Unlikely Spot: Lancaster, Pa.," 23 July 2019 All four passengers on the buggy were airlifted to local hospitals, WILX-TV (Lansing) said. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "4 injured in Amish buggy crash in Michigan," 25 Aug. 2019 His family used a horse and buggy to get around as the only cars at the time were handmade. Laura Bednar, cleveland.com, "Long-time Independence resident and WWII Veteran turns 100," 17 Aug. 2019 The original buggy is a high-riding off-roader that weighs around 1,500 pounds, built on the cheap using the chassis, engines, and other components from the Beetle. Eric Adams, WIRED, "VW Revives the Classic Dune Buggy as an All-Electric Blast," 17 Aug. 2019 The electric revolution in transportation is as significant as the switch from the horse and buggy to the Model T. In the not-too-distant future -- some project as soon as 2030 -- the majority of new cars on the road will be electric. Gene Berdichevsky For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The electric car revolution will require us to build better batteries," 14 Aug. 2019 Not since the Model T replaced the horse and buggy have transportation and cities faced such an extensive transformation. Washington Post, "City planners eye self-driving vehicles to correct mistakes of the 20th-century auto," 20 July 2019 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

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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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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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