Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bugger 'person who practices anal sex' (16-21 centuries), from French bougre 'person who disagrees with the standard religion', from Medieval Latin Bulgarus 'Bulgarian'


1 noun
bug‧ger1 S2 [countable]
1 British English not polite an offensive word for someone who is very annoying or unpleasant
2 not polite someone that you pretend to be annoyed with, although you actually like or love them:
The poor little bugger got an awful shock.
3 British English not polite a job or activity that is very difficult:
The exam was a bit of a bugger.

bugger all

British English not polite nothing:
There's bugger all wrong with this machine.

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