Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To use or ingest (something, especially a marijuana cigarette) without sharing with others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slang A very long inhalation of smoke, particularly marijuana.
  • noun slang Excess.
  • noun slang One given to excess, whether good or ill.
  • noun slang An obnoxious, selfish and overbearing person; an attention hog.
  • noun slang A disappointment.
  • noun slang The first cup of brewed coffee collected from under the coffee filter. Also, a cup of very strong coffee, much the same as espresso.
  • verb slang To selfishly take or keep something; to hog; especially to hold a joint (marijuana) dangling between the lips instead of passing it on.
  • verb slang To get something by bullying, intimidation; be a tough guy.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Humphrey DeForest Bogart, who was noted for playing tough cigarette-smoking characters.]

Examples

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  • (v): to hoard something or act selfishly. I.e. "Don't bogart that joint, friend." Originated in 60's drug culture as a way to describe someone who was "hogging" a joint - which is traditionally supposed to be passed around. Apparently arose from the way that Humphrey Bogart allows a cigarette to dangle from his lips.

    January 15, 2008

  • But why would the way that Bogart allowed a cigarette to dangle morph into the meaning of "hogging" something?

    January 15, 2008

  • Well, it was the sixties...

    January 15, 2008

  • That's always such a handy excuse.

    January 15, 2008

  • Stop bogarting the comments.

    (tee hee! I always loved this word used as a verb.)

    January 15, 2008

  • Do not confuse with boggart.

    January 15, 2008

  • "Don`t bogart this joint my friend

    pass it over to me"

    Song sung by the two bikers (Hopper and Nicholson) in the night at the campfire.

    "to bogart the joint" means: keep it between the lips like Bogart his cigaret, and not pass it.

    Der Wortler

    October 13, 2009

  • "Don`t bogart this joint my friend

    pass it over to me"

    Song sung by the two bikers (Hopper and Nicholson) in the night at the campfire.

    "to bogart the joint" means: keep it between the lips like Bogart his cigaret, and not pass it.

    Der Wortler

    October 13, 2009

  • "Don`t bogart this joint my friend

    pass it over to me"

    Song sung by the two bikers (Hopper and Nicholson) in the night at the campfire.

    "to bogart the joint" means: keep it between the lips like Bogart his cigaret, and not pass it.

    Der Wortler

    October 13, 2009

  • Has anyone ever heard the word bogart used in a coffee reference ? This one is new to me.

    n. The first cup of brewed coffee collected from under the coffee filter. Also, a cup of very strong coffee… much the same as espresso.

    February 28, 2012