bougie

adjective
bou·gie | \ˈbü-ˌzhē \
variants: or less commonly bourgie \ˈbu̇r-ˌzhē, ˈbü-ˌzhē \

Definition of bougie 

(Entry 1 of 2)

informal, usually disparaging : marked by a concern for wealth, possessions, and respectability : bourgeois Soothing rhythms after midnight, theme songs to lucky affairs, shotgun weddings, and bougie proms, the fodder for adventurous crooners on amateur night at the Apollo …— Michael A. Gonzales After college, [writer Colson Whitehead] stopped going out to Sag Harbor much. "It was too bourgie," he said.— Charles McGrath

bougie

noun
bou·gie | \ˈbü-ˌzhē, -ˌjē\

Definition of bougie (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a wax candle

2a : a tapering cylindrical instrument for introduction into a tubular passage of the body

b : suppository

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Adjective

bougie or less commonly bourgie noun plural bougies also bourgies
Although it has produced some of the world's most dedicated and respected freedom fighters, the Black middle class as a group is characterized in the public mind as pretentious, conspicuous consumers. A street name for them is "bourgies," short for bourgeoisie. — Nathan Hare Of course, it may have occurred to Garber that people who summer in charming Nantucket houses, as she does, ought not to throw stones at wasteful bougies. — Zoe Heller

First Known Use of bougie

Adjective

1968, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bougie

Adjective

bourge(ois) entry 1 + -y entry 1

Noun

French, from Bougie, seaport in Algeria

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bougie

noun
bou·gie | \ˈbü-ˌzhē, -ˌjē \

Medical Definition of bougie 

1 : a tapering cylindrical instrument for introduction into a tubular passage of the body

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