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, "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 Customers love this option for buggy hotspots like the kitchen and the bathroom, as its appearance is discreet and sleek. Travel + Leisure, "The 11 Best Bug-zapping Lamps for Summer," 26 June 2020 The app is slow, buggy and, at times, simply doesn’t work. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Here’s what we hope to see in macOS 10.16," 19 June 2020 In November 2018, researchers detected two in-the-wild attacks that targeted devices using UPnP. One used a buggy UPnP implementation in Broadcom chips to wrangle 100,000 routers into a botnet. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "UPnP flaw exposes millions of network devices to attacks over the Internet," 11 June 2020 For those who successfully navigated the sometimes buggy online booking system and made it to the park on opening day, a less crowded wilderness awaited. Kurtis Alexander, SFChronicle.com, "Yosemite reopens to small, but ecstatic crowds after its longest-ever shutdown," 11 June 2020 The governor blamed the backlog on the state’s buggy computer system and Floridians’ failure to fill out the forms properly. Washington Post, "The pandemic hit and this car became home for a family of four.," 6 June 2020 For buggy locations: Tie a small bit of cloth to each of your hammock lines and soak it with bug repellent. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Our producers have had to reconfigure their workflow to accommodate less-powerful and more buggy hardware, and our ability to personally interact with our multimillion-member audience in real life has evaporated. Carl Azuz, CNN, "CNN 10's Carl Azuz takes questions from kids," 21 May 2020 A few of the finds demonstrated questionable taste, such as the terrifying VW off-road buggy that technology editor Roberto Baldwin came across. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Cheapest Daily Drivers: Window Shop with Car and Driver," 19 May 2020

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buggy. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for buggy

buggy

adjective
How to pronounce buggy (audio)

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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