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, 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

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

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 Directors have had to unlearn all the old ways it was once done. Billowing drapery, the dimming of lights, a sudden curtain: that entire evasive language is old hat, as obsolete a thing now as barrel staves and buggy whips. Max Maller, Chicago Reader, "Fucking Men struggles with onstage intimacy realness," 11 July 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 In the battlefield that was the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Kaminski had a secret weapon — his rock crawler, an off-road buggy designed to scramble up boulders and any other obstacle brave enough to stand in its way. Lindsay Peyton, Houston Chronicle, "A Rosenberg man and his off-road rock crawler rescue flooded families," 18 May 2018 An Ohio trooper runs and jumps into an Amish buggy that was being pulled by a runaway horse. Scott Berson, charlotteobserver, "Daredevil goats found 50 feet above ground and clinging to highway bridge | Charlotte Observer," 5 Apr. 2018 Maybe the queen will give me a ride in her little buggy. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, "Justify's journey from 'turf sprinter' to Triple Crown winner," 15 June 2018 Just hours earlier, Yoder was helping his father repair a horse buggy. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "Family Grieves Death of 7-Year-Old Boy Who Was Struck by Lightning While Playing Under Tree," 31 May 2018 Until the miners arrived, these dunes were a quasi-barren wasteland — good only for weekend adventurers zipping around on buggies. David Wethe / Bloomberg, Time, "Why This Sand From Texas Is Suddenly Worth $80 a Ton," 10 July 2018

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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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