noun Date: 1514 sodomy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buggery — index sodomy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 buggery n. Anal intercourse; sometimes i …   Law dictionary

  • Buggery — Bug ger*y, n. [OF. bougrerie, bogrerie, heresy. See {Bugger}.] Unnatural sexual intercourse; sodomy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buggery — (n.) mid 14c., heresy, later unnatural intercourse with man or beast, carnalis copula contra Naturam, & hoc vel per confusionem Specierum . See BUGGER (Cf. bugger) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buggery — ► NOUN ▪ anal intercourse …   English terms dictionary

  • buggery — [bug′ər′ē] n. SODOMY …   English World dictionary

  • Buggery — The English term buggery is very close in meaning to the term sodomy, and is often used interchangeably in law and popular speech. It is also a specific criminal offence under the English common law.In lawUnder most common law legal systems, the… …   Wikipedia

  • buggery — /ˈbʌgəri / (say buguhree) noun 1. (taboo) anal intercourse with a human or with an animal; the practice of sodomy or bestiality. –phrase Colloquial 2. as (all) buggery, (an intensifier): hot as buggery. 3. go to buggery …   Australian English dictionary

  • buggery* —   Used in several abusive expressions for emph.    ♣ Will I buggery! I won t.    ♣ Go to buggery, Go away.    ♣ It s all to buggery, It is spoiled or confused …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • buggery — noun a) Anal sex. Whosoever shall be convicted of the abominable crime of buggery shall be liable at the discretion of the court to be kept in penal servitude for life or for any term not less than ten years. b) Any sexual act deemed against… …   Wiktionary

  • buggery — Adj. Used as an intensifier in denials such as  did I buggery!  or  like buggery she did …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • buggery — n 1. anal intercourse. The word is still, in Britain, the official designation of the act in legal terminology. 2. British oblivion, destruction, ruin. The word usually appears in phrases such as all to buggery …   Contemporary slang

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