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


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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Finally, Duality’s bells are…extremely buggy, singlehandedly negating some solo flawless attempts, and triggering off extremely annoying things like exploding Cabal flamethrowers or even shield breaks. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 13 June 2022 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 However, this year, there was talk that iOS 16 was still so buggy that the first public beta would be delayed a bit. Chris Smith, BGR, 11 July 2022 Her book peers back to antecedents in the 1970s and 1950s, spotlighting the two men at the center of her story: her father and the poet Frank O’Hara, who died in a freakish dune-buggy accident on Fire Island in 1966. Hamilton Cain, BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2022 As for price, each buggy costs $793,000 (€749,000). Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 5 May 2022 The work was often arduous: Newton had to carry buckets of water from her spring to her washing tub, heat her irons over a grill in the fireplace, chop her own wood, and drive her signature horse and buggy around town to deliver the clean wash. Marisa Agha, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Apr. 2022 No Putt-Putt course was too ordinary, no mangrove too buggy. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 July 2021 The lone genius in a studio creating something never seen before seems as old-fashioned as a buggy whip. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 In 1881, a summer kitchen was built and a barn was added for the minister's horse and buggy. Evan Casey, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 How spill 30 requires Amish buggies to display yellow flashing lights on the top rear of the buggy. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 19 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of buggy


1696, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1758, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for buggy


origin unknown

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18 Jun 2022

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More Definitions for buggy


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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