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

The freedom of leaving the house unburdened by anything more than a key in the zip-pocket of your leggings is particularly meaningful for women used to the weight of handbags, buggies, changing bags stuffed with snacks and spare pants. The Economist, "For women, running is still an act of defiance," 28 June 2019 One of the adults on the buggy — a woman — was also seriously injured. Fox News, "Two children killed in Michigan after drunk driver hits Amish horse-drawn buggy: police," 9 June 2019 In fact, the agency is in the beginning stages of developing a moon buggy to help future Apollo astronauts traverse the moon. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "Listen: Experts look ahead to lunar buggies," 12 June 2019 Pratt and Schwarzenegger were seen riding on a golf buggy around the San Ysidro Ranch. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger Are Now Married," 9 June 2019 All of the buggy’s passengers were ejected by the impact. Tara Law, Time, "Reports: Two Young Amish Children Riding in a Buggy Killed by a Drunk Driver," 8 June 2019 Yeah, this tent is buggy and the air mattress is slowly deflating, but at least there’s not a torpedo right next to me. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "U-505 submarine gets a makeover and new exhibit for 75th anniversary at MSI," 3 June 2019 Citronella candles are much stronger than their plant counterpart, and other mosquito repelling products will most likely still be needed if your yard is extra buggy in the warmer months. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "You Can Buy These Mosquito-Repelling Plants For Less Than $10 Each on Amazon," 14 May 2019 Early on a Wednesday morning, a truck pulls into a small clinic in a Mennonite colony called El Temporal, where horse buggies have been lined up for more than an hour. Nina Strochlic, National Geographic, "An unlikely feud between beekeepers and Mennonites simmers in Mexico," 12 Apr. 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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