Buggy



a light, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with a single seat and a transverse spring.
(in India) a light, two-wheeled carriage with a folding top.
baby carriage.
Older Slang. an automobile, especially an old or dilapidated one.
a small wagon or truck for transporting heavy materials, as coal in a mine or freshly mixed concrete at a construction site, for short distances.
Metallurgy. a car, as for transporting ingots or charges for open-hearth furnaces.
any of various small vehicles adapted for use on a given terrain, as on sand beaches or swamps.
British. a light, two-wheeled, open carriage.
infested with bugs.
Slang. crazy; insane; peculiar.
Contemporary Examples

Ode to the Bookstore John Avlon October 12, 2011
Man on the Moon The Daily Beast July 18, 2009
From the Model T to the Model S The Daily Beast September 23, 2014
Catching the Next WikiLeaker Eli Lake October 19, 2011

Historical Examples

A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
Rolling Stones O. Henry
Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Chip, of the Flying U B. M. Bower

noun (pl) -gies
a light horse-drawn carriage having either four wheels (esp in the US and Canada) or two wheels (esp in Britain and India)
short for beach buggy
short for Baby Buggy See baby carriage
a small motorized vehicle designed for a particular purpose: golf buggy, moon buggy
adjective -gier, -giest
infested with bugs
(US, slang) insane
(informal) (of a system or machine, esp a computer program) containing errors or faults
n.
adj.

A caboose (1890s+ Railroad)
A car, esp an old and rickety one; heap, jalopy: I wouldn’t exactly call my Maserati a buggy (1925+)

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