"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.

Jesse Sheidlower
Random House
<jester at panix.com>

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