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dune buggy

a small, lightweight, open automotive vehicle equipped with oversize, low-pressure tires for traveling along sand beaches, over dunes, etc.
Also called beach buggy.
Origin of dune buggy


[doon-buhg-ee, dyoon-] /ˈdunˌbʌg i, ˈdyun-/
verb (used without object), dune-buggied, dune-buggying.
to drive or ride in a dune buggy. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dune buggy
  • The dune buggy racers are kicking up dirt on their way to the track.
  • One of the more unusual approaches to the flying car combines a dune buggy with a propeller and a big parachute.
  • The resort offers beach combing, dune buggy trips and horseback riding.
  • It was a pick-up truck pulling a trailer with a dune buggy.
  • At first the partners coped, replacing their dune buggy concession with a sailboat concession.
Slang definitions & phrases for dune buggy

dune buggy

noun phrase

A small and squat open car, usually with a Volkswagen engine, equipped with very fat tires for traveling on sand (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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