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Buggin'

clipping conversion
a way to describe someone who is acting irrational or weird; a way to describe someone acting out of character
 
Bugging means to annoy, while buggin’ means that you are acting annoying in a sense. The part of speech of the word changed from a verb to an adverb. Buggin’ may originate from Northern U.S dialect in the past decade and has spread to encompass most of the Eastern U.S. dialect. Buggin’ may be used in groups of urban communities. This word may have been coined because there may have not been a word used to describe an individual’s irrational actions.
Etymology : Buggin’ may possibly a clipping from the word buggin and a conversion from the word bugging. Bug- “to annoy”. -in , most likely from -ing, an Old English suffix.
Source : ”She’s buggin”… conversation from a friend. Context: A friend used this phrase to describe a person who was acting irrational while drunk. The person was not acting normal in any way. 10/02/2019.
Last modified: 12 December 2019


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