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bogie

1
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /
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noun

Automotive. (on a truck) a rear-wheel assembly composed of four wheels on two axles, either or both driving axles, so mounted as to support the rear of the truck body jointly.
Railroads. (in Britain) a truck that rotates about a central pivot under a locomotive or car.
British.
  1. any low, strong, four-wheeled cart or truck, as one used by masons to move stones.
  2. truck1(def 4).

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boggler, boggy, boghazkeui, boghazköy, boghead coal, bogie, bogle, bogman, bognor regis, bogo, bogof
Also bogey, bogy.

Origin of bogie

1
First recorded in 1810–20; origin uncertain

Definition for bogie (2 of 5)

bogie

2
[ boh-gee, boo g-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi, ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /

noun

Definition for bogie (3 of 5)

bogie

3
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /

noun Military.

Definition for bogie (4 of 5)

bogy

1

or bogie

[ boh-gee; for 1, 2 also boo g-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi; for 1, 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /

noun, plural bo·gies.

a hobgoblin; evil spirit.
anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses.
something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered, etc.: Fear is the major bogy of novice mountain climbers. A speed of 40 knots is a bogy for motorboats.
Military. bogey1(def 3).
Also bo·gey (for defs 1–3).

Origin of bogy

1
1830–40; bog, variant of bug2 (noun) + -y2

Definition for bogie (5 of 5)

Bogart

[ boh-gahrt ]
/ ˈboʊ gɑrt /

noun

Humphrey (DeForest)BogieorBogey, 1899–57, U.S. motion-picture actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for bogie (1 of 5)

bogie

1

bogy

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun

an assembly of four or six wheels forming a pivoted support at either end of a railway coach. It provides flexibility on curves
mainly British a small railway truck of short wheelbase, used for conveying coal, ores, etc
a Scot word for soapbox (def. 3)

Word Origin for bogie

C19: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for bogie (2 of 5)

bogie

2
/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of bogey 2

British Dictionary definitions for bogie (3 of 5)

bogart

/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /

verb

(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

British Dictionary definitions for bogie (4 of 5)

Bogart

/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for bogie (5 of 5)

bogy

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of bogey 1, bogie 1
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Word Origin and History for bogie

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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