One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- 1.1 Used as a term of affection or respect, typically grudgingly.‘all right, let the little buggers come in’human being, individual, man, woman, human, being, living soul, soul, mortal, creature, fellowView synonyms
- 1.1 Used as a term of affection or respect, typically grudgingly.
2A person who penetrates the anus of someone during sexual intercourse.
Penetrate the anus of (someone) during sexual intercourse; sodomize.
Used to express annoyance or anger.
usually in imperativeGo away.
Middle English (originally denoting a heretic, specifically an Albigensian): from Middle Dutch, from Old French bougre ‘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.
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