bugger (1)

British and Australian English vulgar!!
This page is about the slang term bugger (1).

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

a. very popular

b. very unpopular

c. very lovable

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Contributor: Matt Errey