bo·​gart ˈbō-ˌgärt How to pronounce bogart (audio)
bogarted; bogarting; bogarts

transitive verb

: to use or consume without sharing

Examples of bogart in a Sentence

our coach told us not to let the other team bogart us on the field
Recent Examples on the Web In Schutz’s attempt to reflect reality, her own gestures bogart the image, reopening a decades-old wound without bringing a new dimension of understanding to it. Kimberly Drew, Vulture, 31 Jan. 2022 Keep an eye out for this on a crowded table, because someone is likely to bogart it. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 Back in the Dark Ages of cannabis consumption, the only rule that seemed to matter was not to bogart that joint. Los Angeles Times, 30 Oct. 2020 Built in 1963, the State House was designed to house the Alabama Department of Transportation, but in 1985, the Legislature bogarted the building while the capitol across the street was being renovated. Kyle Whitmire, al, 25 Mar. 2020 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, 21 May 2017

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Word History


probably from Humphrey Bogart †1957 American film actor

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bogart was in 1965


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Cite this Entry

“Bogart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Bo·​gart ˈbō-ˌgärt How to pronounce Bogart (audio)
Humphrey (DeForest) 1899–1957 American actor
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