Bug Someone

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To annoy someone, bothering, irritating a lot

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  • This African-American idiom is originated back in the middle of 20th century, when it was a practice expression used by people for such a person who annoyed them a lot. This idiom has been taken from the words, bugal and baga of the African language ‘Wolof and Mandingo’ that mean ‘to annoy’.  
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Alia shouted, “Stop bugging me and get out of my room”.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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