/bug"ee/, n., pl. buggies.
1. a light, four-wheeled, horse-drawn carriage with a single seat and a transverse spring.
2. (in India) a light, two-wheeled carriage with a folding top.
4. Older Slang. an automobile, esp. an old or dilapidated one.
5. a small wagon or truck for transporting heavy materials, as coal in a mine or freshly mixed concrete at a construction site, for short distances.
6. Metall. a car, as for transporting ingots or charges for open-hearth furnaces.
7. any of various small vehicles adapted for use on a given terrain, as on sand beaches or swamps.
8. Brit. a light, two-wheeled, open carriage.
[1765-75; of obscure orig.]
bugginess, n.
/bug"ee/, adj., buggier, buggiest.
1. infested with bugs.
2. Slang. crazy; insane; peculiar.
[1705-15; BUG1 + -Y1]

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also called  road wagon 

      light, hooded (with a folding, or falling, top), two- or four-wheeled carriage of the 19th and early 20th centuries, usually pulled by one horse. In England, where the term seems to have originated late in the 18th century, the buggy held only one person and commonly had two wheels. By the mid-19th century the term had come to the United States and the buggy had become a four-wheeled carriage for two passengers. The shapes in which the vehicle was built varied widely. The coal-box buggy and, especially, the piano-box, or square-box, buggy enjoyed great popularity. Without a top a buggy was usually called a runabout (bike wagon), or a driving wagon, and if it had a standing top it was called a Jenny Lind.

      The buggy became the universal American vehicle, and by the 1870s its popularity, along with that of the road cart and the spring wagon, brought about the mass production of carriages in Cincinnati, Ohio, and other carriage-building centres. This led to price reductions that further stimulated the popularity of the buggy. It was the Model T Ford of its day, and it continued to be widely used for 10 or 15 years into the 20th century.

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