|—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]|
light, hooded (with a folding, or falling, top), two- or four-wheeled carriage of the 19th and early 20th centuries, usually pulled by one horse. In England, where the term seems to have originated late in the 18th century, the buggy held only one person and commonly had two wheels. By the mid-19th century the term had come to the United States and the buggy had become a four-wheeled carriage for two passengers. The shapes in which the vehicle was built varied widely. The coal-box buggy and, especially, the piano-box, or square-box, buggy enjoyed great popularity. Without a top a buggy was usually called a runabout, or a driving wagon, and if it had a standing top it was called a Jenny Lind.
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