bouge

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See also: bougé

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of bouche.

Noun[edit]

bouge (uncountable)

  1. (now historical) The right to rations at court, granted to the king's household, attendants etc.
    • Ben Jonson
      They [] made room for a bombardman that brought bouge for a country lady.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p, 29:
      Officials carrying lists of servants receiving ‘bouge of court’ – wages and board – carried out identity checks []

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of bulge.

Verb[edit]

bouge (third-person singular simple present bouges, present participle bouging, simple past and past participle bouged)

  1. To swell out.
  2. To bilge.
    • Hakluyt
      Their ship bouged.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French bouge, bolge, probably borrowed from Late Latin bulga (leather bag), ultimately of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

bouge m (plural bouges)

  1. hovel; dive
  2. bulge, protuberance
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

bouge

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bouger
  2. third-person singular present indicative of bouger
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of bouger
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of bouger
  5. second-person singular imperative of bouger

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Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bulga, probably a borrowing. Ultimately of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

bouge m (oblique plural bouges, nominative singular bouges, nominative plural bouge)

  1. sack; purse; small bag

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (bouge)