[ boh-gahrt ]
/ ˈboʊ gɑrt /
(sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.

verb (used with object)

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!

verb (used without object)

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.

Nearby words

  1. bog-standard,
  2. bogalusa,
  3. bogan,
  4. bogan, louise,
  5. bogarde,
  6. bogart, humphrey,
  7. bogart, humphrey deforest,
  8. bogbean,
  9. bogey,
  10. bogey hole

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bogarted


/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /


(tr) slang to monopolize or keep (something, esp a marijuana cigarette) to oneself selfishly

Word Origin for bogart

C20: after Humphrey Bogart, on account of his alleged greed for marijuana


/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for bogarted



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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper