- 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.
- any low, strong, four-wheeled cart or truck, as one used by masons to move stones.
- truck1(def 4).
Origin of bogie1
- 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).
Origin of bogy1
- Humphrey (DeForest)BogieorBogey, 1899–57, U.S. motion-picture actor.
Related Words for bogieleprechaun, imp, goblin, gnome, gremlin, puck, elf, brownie, spirit, fay, hob, sprite, bogie, siren, enchanter, nymph, pixie, genie, sylph, mermaid
Examples from the Web for bogie
Contemporary Examples of bogie
“As I glanced at Bogie, I saw tears streaming down his face—his ‘I do’ was strong and clear, though,” wrote Bacall.
Always in the wee small hours when it seemed to Bogie and me that the world was ours—that we were the world.
Bogie and Bacall purchased a $160,000 mansion in Holmby Hills, a posh enclave in Los Angeles, and played house.
In addition to her stellar body of work, she will always be remembered for being the no-nonsense half of Bogie and Bacall.
Because, as Harold says, "If I hadn't got that squared away with Bogie, I don't think I would have ever been the same."The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
Historical Examples of bogie
None, except that the menace of the Suzette bogie may be lifted.Man and Maid
"Bogie" rose from the hearth-rug, wagged his tail, and made his exit.
Little Bogie, the fox-terrier, was the only dog we had with us in town, and Bogie hated London.J. Cole
The engine, tender, water tank, and bogie car ran off the track.Through South Africa
Henry M. Stanley
It is a bogie with which to frighten the people who demand reform in the currency of this country.Money
John P. Jones
- 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
- a variant spelling of bogey 2
- (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)
Word Origin and History for bogie
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."