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.
Webster's Revised


Bouge\, v. t. To stave in; to bilge. [Obs.] --Holland.


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.


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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