Examples of bogart in a sentence
<his friends tried to bogart him into doing the right thing and marrying the girl>
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The legendary film actor Humphrey Bogart was known for playing a range of tough characters in a series of films throughout the 1940s and 1950s, including The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The African Queen. The men he portrayed often possessed a cool, hardened exterior that occasionally let forth a suggestion of romantic or idealistic sentimentality. Bogart also had a unique method of smoking cigarettes in these pictures - letting the butt dangle from his mouth without removing it until it was almost entirely consumed. It is believed that this habit inspired the current meaning of "bogart," which was once limited to the phrase "Don't bogart that joint [marijuana cigarette]," as popularized by a song on the soundtrack to the film Easy Rider, among other things. Today "bogart" can be applied to hogging almost anything.
Origin and Etymology of bogart
probably from Humphrey Bogart †1957 American film actor
First Known Use: 1966
Definition of Bogart
Humphrey (DeForest) 1899–1957 Am. actor
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