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or plaguey

[pley-gee] /ˈpleɪ gi/ Chiefly Northern U.S.
such as to plague, torment, or annoy; vexatious:
a plaguy pile of debts.
vexatiously or excessively:
The room is plaguy hot.
Origin of plaguy
1565-75; plague + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A plaguy mean trick this of women's—defying just when they are safe!

    Second String Anthony Hope
  • Well, you needn't walk so plaguy fast, wouldn't if I was you.

    Chester Rand Horatio Alger, Jr
  • I hit my face such a rap by calling the coach to stop to-night, that it is plaguy sore, the bone beneath the eye.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • "It's some plaguy boy," said Mrs. Mudge, her eyes blazing with anger.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • In this fashion was the house freed from the plaguy ghosts who for two years long had played their pranks in it.

  • Moreover, how am I to know that this plaguy fellow is actually related to me?

    St. Ronan's Well Sir Walter Scott
  • I don't believe any good will come of takin' her, but there is a plaguy good chance for evil to come of it.

    Eveline Mandeville Alvin Addison
  • I'm—my father calls; you plaguy devil, how durst you stop my breath so?

    The Beaux-Stratagem George Farquhar
  • Difficulties still to be got over in procuring this plaguy license.

    Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • It may he actin', but if it is, it's plaguy good actin', I tell you.

    The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton
British Dictionary definitions for plaguy


disagreeable or vexing
disagreeably or annoyingly
Derived Forms
plaguily, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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