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The Brief: Bougie or boujee is slang for high-class, rich, or fancy.

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Bougie or boujee is slang for high-class, rich, or fancy. It comes from the term bourgeois, which refers to a materialistic middle class. It can be used to describe people, places, and things.

Bougie is the opposite of “ghetto” or “ratchet,” but they aren’t mutually exclusive:

Naps and s**t, bougie, still do ratchet s**t – J. Cole, “Motiv8”

Although they are often used interchangeably, there is some debate about the nuances of bougie, boujee, bourgie, and bourgeois. Boujee is often a reference to middle-class and upwardly mobile black folks.

My b**ch is bad and boujee
Cookin’ up dope with a Uzi –Migos, “Bad and Boujee”

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