Definition of bogart in English:


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transitive verb

[with object] informal mainly US
  • Selfishly appropriate or keep (something, especially a lit marijuana cigarette)

    • ‘don't bogart that joint, my friend’
    • ‘Hell, I tell people that all the time so they don't bogart my joint.’
    • ‘Dude, don't bogart the platform.’
    • ‘So a broad driving a Mercedes is bogarting her way across traffic to make that important turn into the entrance closest to Bloomingdales.’
    • ‘My neighbor has learned how to bogart his wireless signal.’
    • ‘Stop bogarting the last beer, Wolf.’
    • ‘Traffic was nil, except for us, which was fortunate considering the way I was bogarting both lanes.’
    • ‘So now I'm bogarting a hundred camels for my wannabe Chekhovian slices-of-life film?’
    • ‘He shoulders his way in, bull that he is, by bogarting his way past the people in front of the line.’
    • ‘Like Eminem, ecstasy, and Outkast, this election has been co-opted by our moms and dads and it's time for us to say, ‘Don't bogart it!’’
    • ‘Don't bogart this information - spread the word.’
    • ‘Blissfully unaware of pot-smoking etiquette, he proceeds to bogart it down to the ashes.’
    • ‘They mistakenly believed he had tried to bogart the gas and poach the summit.’
    • ‘As part of the interview process, he sent a video of himself bogarting a massive pipe full of opium.’
    • ‘So don't bogart that joint, my friend, pass it over to me.’
    • ‘This is sad, really, because if you're bogarting the Convocation Mall for an evening to set up a beer garden, then it would be in your best interest to make sure that there are people there to drink the beer.’
    • ‘I also want to bogart some of the many Red Eyes gig posters left over from evenings past, the better to decorate my home and office.’
    • ‘Then he bogarts all the weed and later on rats everyone out to the cops.’
    • ‘Tell that to the woman whose trophies she'd bogarted.’
    • ‘Last week, she asked to copy your social studies homework and you caved, but you don't want her bogarting all of your hard-earned work!’
    • ‘There is no bogarting of the microphone; from the first shimmering bars of the album you hear that this trio have found a magical balance.’
    monopolize, keep to oneself, dominate, take over, corner, control



/ˈbōˌɡärt/ /ˈboʊˌɡɑrt/


1960s from Bogart, Humphrey, who often smoked in films.