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bogart

[boh-gahrt](sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to take an unfair share of (something); keep for oneself instead of sharing: Are you gonna bogart that joint all night?
  2. to bully or force: He just bogarted his way into the elevator!
verb (used without object)
  1. to act or move in a tough or aggressive way: That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts.
noun
  1. a person who hogs or monopolizes something.
  2. a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.
Also bo·gard [boh-gahrd] /ˈboʊ gɑrd/.

Origin of bogart

1965–70; in reference to Humphrey Bogart's typical movie role, a tough character with a cigarette

Bogart

[boh-gahrt]
noun
  1. Humphrey (DeForest)BogieorBogey, 1899–57, U.S. motion-picture actor.
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Examples from the Web for bogart

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Historical Examples

  • "This looks a little as though your story was true," said Mr. Bogart.

    Plane and Plank

    Oliver Optic

  • "Yes; I have it in my pocket," I replied, acting upon the advice of Mr. Bogart.

    Plane and Plank

    Oliver Optic

  • They referred me to their captain, who was Bogart, the Methodist preacher.

  • But Bogart, taking out the cigar, smiled at it with a shrewd squint.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • Then as a thought struck him, "Why did Judge Bogart ask you to leave?"

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock


British Dictionary definitions for bogart

bogart

verb
  1. (tr) 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

Bogart

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for bogart

v.

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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