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bugger (1) British and Australian English Vulgar

Meaning: a disliked or pitiful person, usually a man

For example:

  • That stupid bugger who lives upstairs has stolen my newspaper again!

  • How the hell did a silly bugger like that bloke get a management position?

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

Quick Quiz:

The bad-tempered old bugger who lives next door is
  1. very popular
  2. very unpopular
  3. very lovable

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