buggies

buggy

1 [buhg-ee]
noun, plural buggies.
1.
a light, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with a single seat and a transverse spring.
2.
(in India) a light, two-wheeled carriage with a folding top.
4.
Older Slang. an automobile, especially an old or dilapidated one.
5.
a small wagon or truck for transporting heavy materials, as coal in a mine or freshly mixed concrete at a construction site, for short distances.
6.
Metallurgy. a car, as for transporting ingots or charges for open-hearth furnaces.
7.
any of various small vehicles adapted for use on a given terrain, as on sand beaches or swamps.
8.
British. a light, two-wheeled, open carriage.

Origin:
1765–75; of obscure origin

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buggy1 (ˈbʌɡɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  a light horse-drawn carriage having either four wheels (esp in the US and Canada) or two wheels (esp in Britain and India)
2.  short for beach buggy
3.  short for Baby Buggy See baby carriage
4.  a small motorized vehicle designed for a particular purpose: golf buggy; moon buggy
 
[C18: of unknown origin]

buggy2 (ˈbʌɡɪ)
 
adj , -gier, -giest
1.  infested with bugs
2.  slang (US) insane
3.  informal (of a system or machine, esp a computer program) containing errors or faults
 
'bugginess2
 
n

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buggy
"light carriage," 1773, of unknown origin.

buggy
"infested with bugs," 1774, from bug (n.) + -y (2).
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