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Word of the Day 02/24/16 Bogart

Bogart (verb, noun)
bogart [boh-gahrt] (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.


verb (used with object)
1. to take an unfair share of (something); keep for oneself instead of sharing: Are you gonna bogart that joint all night?
2. to bully or force: He just bogarted his way into the elevator!

verb (used without object)
3. to act or move in a tough or aggressive way: That big guy doesn't ask--he just bogarts.

noun
4. a person who hogs or monopolizes something.
5. a person who acts in a tough or aggressive way.

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Origin: 1965-70; in reference to Humphrey Bogart's typical movie role, a tough character with a cigarette

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.

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thtwzjustadream
Feb. 24th, 2016 03:55 pm (UTC)
omg, this made me smile. I love that term. It was popular when I was in college, we said it a fair amount. :).

They don't say it here, but I always took it to mean the way he held a cigarette- shielded behind his hand.

I already used it in a fic of mine (excerpt below) but I think I'll try to get it into one of my bingo fics this month, too.

Thanks, as always, for the word of the day!

~*~
Crap.
Flirting with him. He was kinda physically flirting with Harvey.
“You are not seriously going to Bogart that joint, are you?”
“Close your eyes,” Harvey had apparently noticed too; he blurted the words, his voice low and soft like he was going somewhere before he could change his mind.
“What?” Mike felt himself flushing.
“I said close your eyes. Need a please?” If it was possible, the tone got even softer – still Harvey’s voice, but a flavor of it he’d never heard him use before. “Please close your eyes.”



Edited at 2016-02-24 03:56 pm (UTC)
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