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[boo-jee] /ˈbu dʒi/
adjective, Slang.
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.
haughty; elitist; snobbish.
Also, bourgie [bur-jee, boo-jee] /ˈbɜr dʒi, ˈbu dʒi/ (Show IPA).
Origin of bougie2
1965-70, Americanism; shortening and alteration of bourgeois1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for boojie


/ˈbuːʒiː; buːˈʒiː/
(med) a long slender semiflexible cylindrical instrument for inserting into body passages, such as the rectum or urethra, to dilate structures, introduce medication, etc
Word Origin
C18: from French, originally a wax candle from Bougie (Bujiya), Algeria
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Word Origin and History for boojie



"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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boojie in Medicine

bougie bou·gie (bōō'zhē, -jē)
A cylindrical instrument, usually somewhat flexible and yielding, used for calibrating or dilating constricted areas in tubular organs, such as the urethra or rectum.

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