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Posted: 22 December 2010 04:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Did Hopper and Fonda coin this verb for the movie Easy Rider or was it known beforehand?

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Posted: 22 December 2010 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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OED does credit the 1969 movie with popularizing the term but the first cite for this sense is from a song released a year earlier. (Actually I think it’s the song they use in the movie.)

1968 ‘Fraternity of Man’ Don’t bogart Me (transcription of song) in http://www.stlyrics.com (O.E.D. archive) , Don’t bogart that joint, my friend Pass it over to me.

There is also a prior sense for the word.

1. trans. U.S. (esp. in African-American usage). To force, coerce; to bully, intimidate.
1966 Current Slang (Univ. S. Dakota) 1 ii. 1 Bogart, to injure or hurt, or to protect at the cost of violence.—High school male, Negro, Mid-Atlantic Coast (Washington, D.C.).—Them ‘bama chukkers better not bogart us no more.

[ Edited: 22 December 2010 05:35 PM by aldiboronti ]
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Posted: 22 December 2010 05:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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See http://www.wordorigins.org/index.php/site/comments/bogart/

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