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ˈbuggery, n. and adj.
Forms: ME bugerie, 15 buggerye, buggarie, buggorie, boggery, bowgery, bockery, Sc. bewgrye, 15–16 buggerie, 15– buggery, 17– buggary.(Show Less)
A. n.B. adj.
†1. Abominable heresy. Obs.
2. Anal intercourse. Cf. sodomy n. Also: as a technical term in criminal law = bestiality n. 3.
1538 A. Fitzherbert Loffice & Auctoryte Iustiyes de Peas f. cxxvv, It is enacted that the vice of Buggorie committed with man kynd, or beast be adiuged felonie.
1554 D. Lindsay Dialog Experience & Courteour l. 3473 in Wks. (1931) I, That self Syn of Sodomye, and most abhominabyll bewgrye [v.r. bowgre].
1667 E. Chamberlayne Present State Great Brit. (1684) i. 41 The sin of Buggery brought into England by the Lombards.
1729 G. Jacob New Law-dict., Buggery‥is defined to be carnalis copula contra Naturam, & hoc vel per confusionem Specierum, sc. a Man or Woman with a brute Beast; vel Sexuum, a Man with a Man, or Man with a Woman.
1754 J. Edwards Careful Enq. Freedom of Will iii. vii. 187 The most horrid Crimes, Adultery, Murder, Buggery, Blasphemy, &c.
1861 Act 24 & 25 Vic. c. §61 The abominable crime of buggery, committed either with mankind or with any animal.
1966 J. Sparrow Controversial Ess. 41 Lawrence weaves into his story not merely a defence but a panegyric of this practice, making Lady Chatterley's Lover a vehicle for conveying his belief that it is a proper, if not a necessary, element in a full sexual relationship between man and woman.‥ The practice approved by Lawrence is that known in English law as buggery.
3. In various slang uses (see quots.) = hell n. and int. Phrases 3; to play buggery : to play havoc. (Cf. attrib. quot.1851 at sense B.)
1898 Shetland News 11 June in Eng. Dial. Dict., You wye 'at dey geng an' buy at private bargains ootside da ring plays buggery.
1923 J. Manchon Le Slang 74 All to buggery, foutu.
1929 F. Manning Middle Parts of Fortune I. iii. 39, I saw 'im, sir; 'e were just blown to buggery.
1937 E. Partridge Dict. Slang 103/2 Like buggery, either vigorously, cruelly, vindictively; or, as an expletive, certainly not!
1939 D. Thomas Let. Mar. in Let. (1966) 228 Old stories mostly, but cut and pruned to buggery or sense.
1961 Coast to Coast 1959–60 83 ‘Pipe down, Rymill!’ ‘Go to buggery, Rymill!’
1966 ‘E. Lindall’ Time too Soon (1967) xiii. 142 ‘Sah. You sick.’ ‘Go to buggery,’ Minogue snarled. ‘Yes, sah,’ Basikas said, and stood aside.