1. (orig. US, also gas buggy) a car.
|On Broadway 11 May [synd. col.] Gasbuggy fumes, intrigue and bock beer drifting across the table tops.|
|Really the Blues 123: This old buggy ought to take off and coast home.|
|Seeds of Man (1995) 362: I just got back from hauling a double load of furs up to Fort Davis in the gasbuggy.|
|Criminal (1993) 14: What do you think of the new buggy?|
|World’s Toughest Prison 792: buggy – An automobile.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1; thus buggy bandit n., a car thief or one who uses a getaway car after a robbery.
|AS II:6 280: ‘Buggy bandits’ or ‘joy-riders’ (automobile thieves).‘Prison Lingo’ in|
|Put on the Spot 3: You’re goin’ for a buggy ride, redhead.|
|Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 39: buggy bandit.–An automobile thief, or one who uses an automobile to ensure a getaway after a robbery.|
|Rivethead (1992) 120: No matter how many they yanked us in and out of this buggy palace, Dave and I always managed to keep being paired together.|
3. (US) a wheelbarrow.
|Cowboy Songs 25: His old ‘buggy’ in the corner.|
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|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
(US) to comply with requirements, to act as ordered.
|AS III.2 132: Freshmen are encouraged to study in such terms as: ‘join the cram session,’ ‘don’t upset the boat,’ ‘get in there and fight ’em,’ ‘stay in the buggy’.‘College Sl.’ in|