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bogart

[boh-gahrt](sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.
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!
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verb (used without object)
  1. to act or move in a tough or aggressive way: That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts.
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noun
  1. a person who hogs or monopolizes something.
  2. a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.
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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
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Historical Examples of bogard

  • Bogard returned from his second expedition, with one prisoner only, whom he also thrust into prison.

    History of the Prophet Joseph by His Mother

    Lucy Smith

  • And Mr. Bogard had come to you as assistant sales manager, to find out the minimum, let us say, of the down payment?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • By Bogard, Mr. Bogard brought the man to my office and I'm sitting like you are and he brought him to the door.

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • And your recollection at the moment is that Bogard was seeking to interest him in a Comet?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • And this conversation you are now relating occurred after Bogard had demonstrated the car?

    Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


British Dictionary definitions for bogard

bogart

verb
  1. (tr) slang to monopolize or keep (something, esp a marijuana cigarette) to oneself selfishly
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Word Origin for bogart

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 bogard

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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