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bugger off British and Australian English Informal Offensive

Meaning: If you tell someone to bugger off, you're telling them to go away in a very impolite and aggressive way.

Synonym: piss off (British/Australian, offensive)

For example:

  • bugger off When Jimmy got drunk he'd tell his wife to bugger off and leave him alone.

  • bugger off My son got into trouble at school for telling one of his teachers to bugger off.

Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If you tell your boss to bugger off, she'll probably
  1. promote you
  2. punish you
  3. thank you

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