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Meaning of BOUGE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Bouge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bouged}] [Variant of bulge.
    Cf. {Bowge}.]
    1. To swell out. [Obs.]
    
    2. To bilge. [Obs.] ``Their ship bouged.'' --Hakluyt.
    
    
  2. \Bouge\, v. t.
    To stave in; to bilge. [Obs.] --Holland.
    
    
  3. \Bouge\, n. [F. bouche mouth, victuals.]
    Bouche (see {Bouche}, 2); food and drink; provisions. [Obs.]
    
          [They] made room for a bombardman that brought bouge
          for a country lady or two, that fainted . . . with
          fasting.                                 --B. Jonson.
    
    
  4. \Bouge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gouged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gouging}.]
    1. To scoop out with a gouge.
    
    2. To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out
       the eye of (a person) with the thumb. [K S.]
    
    Note: A barbarity mentioned by some travelers as formerly
          practiced in the brutal frays of desperadoes in some
          parts of the United States.
    
    3. To cheat in a bargain; to chouse. [Slang, U. S.]
    
    
 

 

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