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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Definitions for vogie
  1. Scot. conceited; proud.
  2. Scot. cheerful; merry.

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Citations for vogie
... a most comical character, so vogie of his honours and dignities in the town council that he could not get the knight told often enough what a load aboon the burden he had in keeping a' things douce and in right regulation amang the bailies. John Galt, Ringan Gilhaize; or, The Covenanters, 1823
My only beast, I had nae mae, / And vow but I was vogie! Robert Burns, "My Hoggie," 1788
Origin of vogie
1705-1715
The adjective vogie is Scottish through and through, and all the citations of the word come from Scottish authors. Vogie has no good etymology: it is tempting to etymologize the word as vogue plus the suffix -ie, but the meanings of vogue and vogie do not match. Vogie entered English in the 18th century.
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