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Bougie

Pronunciation: [ boo-zhee ]


Definition: adjective

relating to or characteristic of a person who indulges in some of the luxuries and comforts of a fancy lifestyle; relating to or characteristic of a person who aspires to the upper middle class, especially when regarded as being elitist or snobbish

Origin: 1965; English


Etymology: 1960s (originally in African American usage): from bourgeois


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • fancy

  • extravagant

  • high-end

Example: She spends way too much on bougie clothes and accessories she can't afford.

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