from The Century Dictionary.
- Bold; puffed up; boastful.
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Pansy's, far away in the garden, -- in a partly boggish, partly hoggish manner, drenched and desolate; and with something of demoniac temper got into its calyx, so that it quarrels with, and bites the corolla; -- something of gluttonous and greasy habit got into its leaves; a discomfortable sensuality, even in its desolation.
Spying a policeman I breathed a sigh of relief and asked for directions only to be told, "P*** off Ginger, I don't speak boggish."
qroqqa commented on the word boggish
Once the doctor had his audience—and he got his audience by the simple device of pronouncing at the top of his voice (at such moments as irritable and possessive as a maddened woman's) some of the more boggish and biting of the shorter early Saxon verbs—nothing could stop him.
—Djuna Barnes, Nightwood
The doctor is Irish, by the way.
November 18, 2008