The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bouge \Bouge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gouged; p. pr. & vb. n. Gouging.]
To scoop out with a gouge.
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.
To cheat in a bargain; to chouse. [Slang, U. S.]
Bouge \Bouge\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bouged] [Variant of bulge. Cf. Bowge.]
To swell out. [Obs.]
To bilge. [Obs.] ``Their ship bouged.''
Bouge \Bouge\, v. t.
To stave in; to bilge. [Obs.]
Bouge \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
Etymology 1 n. (context now historical English) The right to rations at court, granted to the king's household, attendants etc. Etymology 2
vb. 1 To swell out. 2 To bilge.
Usage examples of "bouge".
Sur la rive du faubourg, entre les deux tours du Pont Vieux, il vit des hommes bouger autour du feu de la garde.