Bouge v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bouged ]
1. To swell out. [Obs.]
2. To bilge. [Obs.] “Their ship bouged.”
Bouge, v. t. To stave in; to bilge. [Obs.]
Bouge, n. 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.]