bogart (v.)

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Tue Feb 12 17:44:07 UTC 2008

Seems like it. At least according the evidence.

  Which may mean nothing.


"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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At 2/12/2008 09:49 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>(simply) to keep (a cigarette) in one's mouth.
> 2004 Julian Rubenstein _Ballad of the Whiskey Robber _ (N.Y.:
> Little, Brown) 89: By 8:45 Lajos's men were fighting over the
> chairs and spilling coffee, half of them bogarting cigarettes, the
> other half complaining about the smoke.

So is this sense a later use than Natalie Angier's of 2000, where
instead of people with pot she has monkeys with millipedes?

Like marijuana cigarettes, the millipedes are shared: "The monkeys
engage in rubdowns practically en masse, passing a single millipede
from one to another."


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