Plaguey



[pley-gee] /ˈpleɪ gi/ Chiefly Northern U.S.

adjective
1.
such as to , torment, or annoy; vexatious:
a plaguy pile of debts.
adverb
2.
vexatiously or excessively:
The room is plaguy hot.
/ˈpleɪɡɪ/
adjective
1.
disagreeable or vexing
adverb
2.
disagreeably or annoyingly
adj.

1570s, “pertaining to a plague,” from plague (n.) + -y (2). Figurative meaning “vexatious” is from 1610s. As an adverb (properly it would be plaguily) it is attested from 1580s, often with deliberate attempt at humor.

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