Definitions For Bougie

Etymology 1

Borrowed from {{bor, en, fr, bougie, , wax candle}}, after the Algerian city {{w, Bougie}}, and the tapered, hand-dipped candles it made. The medical instruments were originally made from waxed linen.

Noun

BOUGIE (plural BOUGIEs) (medicine) A tapered cylindrical instrument for introducing an object into a tubular anatomical structure, or to dilate such a structure, as with an esophageal bougie. A wax candle.

Etymology 2

From bourgeoisie.

Adjective

{{en-adj, bougier, sup=bougiest}} (chiefly, AAVE, slang, usually, derogatory) Behaving like or pertaining to people of a higher social status, middle class, middle-class / bourgeois people {{q, sometimes carrying connotations of fakeness, elitism, or snobbery}}. (British, slang) fancy or good-looking, without the same connotations of snobbery or pretentiousness as in sense 1.

Alternative forms

bourgie, boojie

Synonyms

chichi high and mighty ritzy saditty snobby

Derived terms

bougieness

Related terms

bourgie {{topics, en, Medical equipment}}

Is Bougie a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
9
Words with Friends
12

The word Bougie is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 12 points in Words with Friends

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