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buggy

adjective bug·gy \ ˈbə-gē \
Updated on: 10 May 2018

Definition of buggy

buggier; buggiest
1 : infested with bugs
  • a buggy swamp
2 : characterized by bugs; especially : containing many bugs
  • a buggy software program

Examples of buggy in a Sentence

  1. It's too buggy out here—let's go inside.

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First Known Use of buggy

1696

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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buggy

noun

Definition of buggy

plural buggies
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

Examples of buggy in a Sentence

  1. He rode into town on his horse and buggy.

  2. we'll need a new buggy if we have another baby

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Origin and Etymology of buggy

origin unknown

buggy Synonyms

Related Words

bassinet, cradle, crib;


BUGGY Defined for English Language Learners

buggy

Definition of buggy for English Language Learners

  • : having many insects

  • of a computer program, system, etc. : having many problems or errors that prevent proper operation : having many bugs


buggy

Definition of buggy for English Language Learners

  • : a light carriage that is usually pulled by one horse


BUGGY Defined for Kids

buggy

noun bug·gy \ ˈbə-gē \

Definition of buggy for Students

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


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