bug off

bug off
bug off (v.) by 1956, perhaps from bugger off (see BUGGER (Cf. bugger) (v.)), which chiefly is British (by 1920s) but was picked up in U.S. Air Force slang in the Korean War.

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  • bug off! — bug ˈoff! derived (NAmE, informal) a rude way of telling sb to go away Main entry: ↑bugderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bug off — ¦bəgˈȯf, also äf intransitive verb Etymology: short for bugger (II) : to go away : leave usually used as a command * * * ˌbug ˈoff [intransitive] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bug off — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms bug off : present tense I/you/we/they bug off he/she/it bugs off present participle bugging off past tense bugged off past participle bugged off American impolite used for telling someone rudely to go away …   English dictionary

  • Bug off! — exclam. Get out!; Go away! □ Bug off! Get out of here! □ Bug off and leave me alone! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bug off — 1. interjection Used to tell somebody to leave them alone. Syn: bog off, bugger off, scram 2. verb To go away. I lied to him to appease him so he would bug off …   Wiktionary

  • bug off — N. Amer. informal go away. → bug …   English new terms dictionary

  • bug off — intransitive verb Etymology: probably short for bugger off Date: 1971 leave, depart usually used as a command …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • BUG OFF — Buy Unlimited, Get One For Free (Miscellaneous » Funnies) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • bug off — v. go away; get out …   English slang

  • bug — bug1 [bug] n. [prob. < BUG2] 1. any of an order (Hemiptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and with forewings thickened toward the base, as a water bug or squash bug: also called true bug 2. any small arthropod, esp. if regarded as a pest …   English World dictionary

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