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[boh-gahrt] /ˈboʊ gɑrt/ (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.
verb (used with object)
to take an unfair share of (something); keep for oneself instead of sharing:
Are you gonna bogart that joint all night?
to bully or force:
He just bogarted his way into the elevator!
verb (used without object)
to act or move in a tough or aggressive way:
That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts.
a person who hogs or monopolizes something.
a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.
Also, bogard [boh-gahrd] /ˈboʊ gɑrd/ (Show IPA).
Origin of bogart
1965-70; in reference to Humphrey Bogart's typical movie role, a tough character with a cigarette Unabridged
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(transitive) (slang) to monopolize or keep (something, esp a marijuana cigarette) to oneself selfishly
Word Origin
C20: after Humphrey Bogart, on account of his alleged greed for marijuana


Humphrey (DeForest). nicknamed Bogie. 1899–1957, US film actor: his films include High Sierra (1941), Casablanca (1942), The Big Sleep (1946), The African Queen (1951), and The Caine Mutiny (1954)
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Contemporary definitions for bogard

to bully someone into giving something up


He tried to bogart his way in.

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probably from Humphrey Bogart, US actor's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for bogard



1969, "to keep a joint in your mouth," dangling from the lip like Humphrey Bogart's cigarette in the old movies, instead of passing it on. First attested in "Easy Rider." The word was also used 1960s with notions of "get something by intimidation, be a tough guy" (again with reference to the actor and the characters he typically played). In old drinking slang, Captain Cork was "a man slow in passing the bottle."

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  1. To behave truculently; get something by intimidation: The little old lady bogarted her way into the grocery line/ some hotshot from Brooklyn trying to Bogart a game from the regulars
  2. (also bogart a joint) To take more than one's share, esp of a marijuana cigarette; hog

[1960s+ Black; fr the tough roles played in films by Humphrey Bogart]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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