adjective bour·gie \ˈbu̇r-zhē, ˈbü-zhē\
variants: less commonly


\ˈbü-zhē\ play

Definition of bourgie

informal, usually disparaging

  1. :  1bourgeois 2 … a blue-haired punk who vows not to follow his dad to the bourgie respectability of law school. — Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 30 Apr. 1999 After college, [writer Colson Whitehead] stopped going out to Sag Harbor much. “It was too bourgie,” he said. — Charles McGrath, The New York Times, 27 Apr. 2009 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, Vibe, February 2000


noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of bourgie

from bourgie, noun, from 1bourgeois + -ie

First Known Use: 1968

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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