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1Used as a term of abuse, especially for a man.scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doerView synonyms
- 1.1Used as a term of affection or respect, typically grudgingly.‘all right, let the little buggers come in’person, individual, creature, fellow, man, womanView synonyms
- 1.1Used as a term of affection or respect, typically grudgingly.
2derogatory A person who penetrate the anus of someone during sexual intercourse.wretch, unfortunate, creature, soul, person, fellowView synonyms
Penetrate the anus of (someone) during sexual intercourse; sodomize.wreck, ruin, spoil, disrupt, undo, upset, play havoc with, make a mess of, put an end to, end, bring to an end, put a stop to, terminate, prevent, frustrate, blight, crush, quell, quash, dash, scotch, shatter, vitiate, blast, devastate, demolish, sabotage, torpedoView synonyms
Used to express annoyance or anger.
[usually in imperative]Go away.
Middle English (originally denoting a heretic, specifically an Albigensian): from Middle Dutch, from Old French bougre, originally in the sense heretic from medieval Latin Bulgarus Bulgarian particularly one belonging to the Orthodox Church and therefore regarded as a heretic by the Roman Church. The sense sodomite (16th century) arose from an association of heresy with forbidden sexual practices; its use as a general insult dates from the early 18th century Compare with Bulgar.
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