I just read what the word bugger meant ! is that used in the usa or elsewhere?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's a very common expression in Australia! Despite its origins, it's a lot less vulgar to tell someone to "bugger off" than it is to tell them to "f--- off"

    *A hard job is a "bugger of a job".

    *It's also used in a surprised sense, as in "well! I'll be buggered!"

    *When you don't really care, you "don't give a bugger."

    *If someone is acting the goat, they are "buggerising around".

    *When you're tired you're "really buggered!"

    *When something is broken it is "buggered".

    *There's the "well, somebody had better do it , because I'll be buggered if I'm going to....!"

    *And, of course, there's "the little bugger", which is applied to most kids at some time.

    So, you can see, we in Oz would be really "buggered" if we didn't have BUGGER.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In India, we use it as synonymous with:

    1. Chap (guy)

    2. Bastard / F * * * * r

    3. Little bugger = cute little thing

    4. Bugger off = F * * * off

  • 1 decade ago

    Aussies love it. If things don't go your way.. "BUGGER"!

    We even have a 'bugger' ad on TV & the star is a dog.

    Source(s): I'm an Aussie
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's used in Canada.......ex: That kid is a little bugger when he eats too much sugar"

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is a common low-level swear word in U.K., Australia & New Zealand.

    Its present day meaning has no connection with the original meaning.

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