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

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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, 24 June 2019 People can whitewash buggy botspeak by giving it a human sheen in a retweet. Virginia Heffernan, WIRED, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 19 Mar. 2016 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun A week after the news about all those fines, Farmer encountered a horse and buggy on the wrong side of Main Street. Celia Storey, Arkansas Online, 31 May 2021 Fletcher and her family escaped in a horse and buggy and lived in a tent in the woods through part of the following winter. Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 Just look for the Amish buggy in front of the store. cleveland, 17 May 2021 The old-fashioned setting permits no vehicles, only horse-and-buggy and bicycle travel options. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2021 As the preacher approached de Young’s buggy, the editor whipped open the curtains and opened fire. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Apr. 2021 The buggy is powered by an electric motor with an output of 4kW (5.5 horsepower) and the top speed is 30mph. Alistair Charlton, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 Normally, cameras are barred from federal courtrooms, a practice that in this day and age makes about as much sense as traveling around by horse and buggy or playing records on a gramophone. BostonGlobe.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Authorities said Wednesday that a 17-year-old in the buggy did not survive. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 25 Feb. 2021

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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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“Buggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buggy. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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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 that is usually drawn by one horse

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