Margaret Lee mlee303 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Dec 3 10:16:35 UTC 1999

According to Major's _Juba to Jive...African-American
Slang_, bogard (bogart) means to act in a forceful
manner, from movie tough guy Humphrey Bogart.

--- paul meier <pmeier at RURALNET1.COM> wrote:
> Am directing Fen by Caryl Churchill and there is the
> word "boggart" used in the sense of "the bogeyman"
> or an evil spirit--"I don't believe in boggarts".
> This is East Anglia, English dialect of course,
> though I wondered if any variants had cropped up in
> American English.  Any comments on derivation, usage
> or pronunciation?

Margaret G. Lee, Associate Professor,English & Linguistics
Department of English
Hampton University
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