- to take an unfair share of (something); keep for oneself instead of sharing: Are you gonna bogart that joint all night?
- to bully or force: He just bogarted his way into the elevator!
- to act or move in a tough or aggressive way: That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts.
- a person who hogs or monopolizes something.
- a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.
Origin of bogart
- Humphrey (DeForest)BogieorBogey, 1899–57, U.S. motion-picture actor.
Related Words for bogartexclude, possess, utilize, absorb, engross, use, acquire, consume, devour, hog, patent, manage, employ, own, restrain, have, syndicate, corner, hold, copyright
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Contemporary Examples of bogart
He's got his head down over his glass, and I say, 'Mr. Bogart, my name is Harold Conrad.
So one night I'm in a Sunset Strip joint, and I see Bogart sitting at a table.
When they got around to making the movie, Bogart took the Lewis role.
Bogart could act, though, since according to Welles he was nothing like the characters he created on screen.Go Fuck Yourself
July 18, 2013
I also disagree that Bogart was only OK as Marlowe in The Big Sleep.Leave John Banville Alone! Why Chandler’s Marlowe Should Live On
September 6, 2012
Historical Examples of bogart
"This looks a little as though your story was true," said Mr. Bogart.
"Yes; I have it in my pocket," I replied, acting upon the advice of Mr. Bogart.
They referred me to their captain, who was Bogart, the Methodist preacher.President Heber C. Kimball's Journal
Heber C. Kimball
But Bogart, taking out the cigar, smiled at it with a shrewd squint.
Then as a thought struck him, "Why did Judge Bogart ask you to leave?"
- (tr) slang to monopolize or keep (something, esp a marijuana cigarette) to oneself selfishly
Word Origin for bogart
- 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)
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."