slang A derisive term for transparently or suspiciously ostentatious behavior of a lower- or middle-class person. A shortened form of "bourgeois." She leased an Escalade because she's totally bougie and wants everyone to think she has money. You'll never catch a bougie girl combing through the racks at a secondhand store—only the best for her!
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1. n. a middle-class person. (From bourgeoisie.) I live in a neighborhood of buzhies.
2. mod. middle-class. I live in a buzhie house and drive a buzhie car.
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