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Examples of bogart in a Sentence
his friends tried to bogart him into doing the right thing and marrying the girl
Recent Examples of bogart from the Web
Tres Santos was accused of bogarting the small town’s water supply and displacing the local fisherman, who had been using the beach at Punta Lobos for generations.
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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
First Known Use: 1965See Words from the same year
Synonymsblackjack, intimidate, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, bullyrag, cow, hector, mau-mau, strong-arm
Related Wordsbluster, trash-talk; affright, alarm (also alarum), frighten, horrify, scare, shock, spook, startle, terrify; menace, terrorize, threaten; badger, harass, hound; bludgeon, coerce, compel, constrain, dragoon, force, make, oblige, press, pressure, push around; demoralize, psych (out), unman, unnerve; discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, upset
Near Antonymscheer, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, steel; convince, persuade
Definition of Bogart
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