Definition of Bougie

1. n. A long, flexible instrument, that is



Definition of Bougie

1. Noun. (medicine) A tapered cylindrical instrument for introducing an object into a tubular anatomical structure, or to dilate such a structure, as with an esophageal bougie. ¹

2. Adjective. (chiefly African American Vernacular English slang sometimes pejorative) Acting as if one is of a higher social status than one is; suspicions regarding true roots and background are implied. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bougie

1. a wax candle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bougie

1. 1. A long, flexible instrument, that is Introduced into the urethra, oesophagus, etc, to remove obstructions, or for the other purposes. It was originally made of waxed linen rolled into cylindrical form. 2. A long slender rod consisting of gelatin or some other substance that melts at the temperature of the body. It is impregnated with medicine, and designed for introduction into urethra, etc. Origin: F. Bougie wax candle, bougie, fr. Bougie, Bugia, a town of North Africa, from which these candles were first imported into Europe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bougie

bougets
bough
boughed
boughless
boughpot
boughpots
boughs
bought
bought off
bought the farm
bought time
bought up
boughten
boughts
boughty
bougie (current term)
bougie a boule
bougienage
bougies
bouging
bouillabaisse
bouillabaisses
bouilli
bouillion
bouillis
bouillon
bouillon cube
bouillons
bouk
bouks

Literary usage of Bougie

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1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"bougie is pushed through the Eustachian catheter until the olive tip is flush with the distal (beak) end of the catheter. A mark is then made on the shaft ..."

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