"bogard right through the crowd"
Jesse T Sheidlower
jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Apr 28 22:26:29 UTC 1999
> I heard a nonstandard speaker say that he and I needed to "bogard right
> through the crowd" if we intended not to be late. Has anyone seen this
> documented? I thought possibly that the spelling was Bogart or Bourguard.
The spelling is _bogart,_ as in Humphrey. That particular sense is
defined in the _Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang_
as 'to force or coerce; bully', and is attested to 1966.
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