[ boo-zhee, ‐jee ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
1960s (originally in African American usage): from bourgeois
  • fancy
  • extravagant
  • high-end
  • worthless
  • plain
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
She spends way too much on bougie clothes and accessories she can't afford.
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