[ boo-jee ]
/ ˈbu dʒi /
relating to or characteristic of a person who aspires to the upper middle class or a fancy lifestyle: He spends too much on bougie stuff he can’t afford.
haughty; elitist; snobbish.
Also bour·gie [bur-jee, boo-jee] /ˈbɜr dʒi, ˈbu dʒi/.
Origin of bougie2
1965–70, Americanism; shortening and alteration of bourgeois1
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British Dictionary definitions for boojie
/ (ˈbuːʒiː, buːˈʒiː) /
med a long slender semiflexible cylindrical instrument for inserting into body passages, such as the rectum or urethra, to dilate structures, introduce medication, etc
Word Origin for bougie
C18: from French, originally a wax candle from Bougie (Bujiya), Algeria
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