buggy

adjective
bug·​gy | \ˈbə-gē \
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

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

North Yorkshire Police also gave him a warning for taking the golf buggy without consent from the unsecured golf club. Fox News, "Drunk teen stole golf cart for 3.5-mile McDonald's run," 19 June 2018 Now, each September, people flock to Barnesville for the Buggy Days Festival, which features a buggy parade. refinery29.com, "Is Sharp Objects' Small, Murderous Town Based On A Real Place?," 6 July 2018 Others blamed the Amish for driving buggies on roads designed for automobiles. Fredrick Kunkle, Washington Post, "83-year-old woman’s crash with Amish buggy renews calls for retesting older drivers," 7 June 2018 Why this matters: Remember that a number of issues held back the first PCs powered by Snapdragon processors, including buggy Windows 10 builds, app compatibility, and performance issues with app translation. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 850 PC chip boosts performance, pushes battery life to a new high," 4 June 2018 Along the bayou, workers navigate marsh buggy excavators building containment dikes. Gena Somra, CNN, "Louisiana's shrinking marshes signal the loss of a way of life," 6 June 2018 Just as in fashion the sinewy hourglass figure was streamlined to the taut silhouette of the flapper column, in transportation the majesty of the horse gave way to the mechanized horseless buggy, and, eventually, to the grandeur of fine engineering. Vogue, "Measure for Measure," 11 Oct. 2017

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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)

: having many insects

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 \
plural buggies

Kids Definition of buggy

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

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