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bougie2

or boo·jie

[boo-jee]
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adjective Slang.
  1. relating to or characteristic of a person who aspires to the upper middle class or a fancy lifestyle: He spends too much on bougie stuff he can’t afford.
  2. haughty; elitist; snobbish.
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Also bour·gie [bur-jee, boo-jee] /ˈbɜr dʒi, ˈbu dʒi/.

Origin of bougie2

1965–70, Americanism; shortening and alteration of bourgeois1
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British Dictionary definitions for boojie

bougie

noun
  1. med a long slender semiflexible cylindrical instrument for inserting into body passages, such as the rectum or urethra, to dilate structures, introduce medication, etc
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Word Origin

C18: from French, originally a wax candle from Bougie (Bujiya), Algeria
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Word Origin and History for boojie

bougie

n.

"wax candle," 1755, from French bougie "wax candle," from Bugia, Algeria, (Arabic Bijiyah), a town with a long-established wax trade.

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