bogart

verb
bo·gart | \ˈbō-ˌgärt \
bogarted; bogarting; bogarts

Definition of bogart 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

2 : to use or consume without sharing

Bogart

biographical name
Bo·gart | \ˈbō-ˌgärt \

Definition of Bogart (Entry 2 of 2)

Humphrey (DeForest) 1899–1957 American actor

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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.

Examples of bogart in a Sentence

Verb

his friends tried to bogart him into doing the right thing and marrying the girl

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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. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Why Everyone You Know Is Suddenly Going to Todos Santos, Mexico," 21 May 2017

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First Known Use of bogart

Verb

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bogart

Verb

probably from Humphrey Bogart †1957 American film actor

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