What does boujee mean?

High class

Anything high class, or fancy, is "boujee" (or "bougie"), which is short for "bourgeois." While bourgeois has negative connotations, people primarily use boujee in a positive manner, like when a person has high standards or good taste.

Where does boujee come from?

There is no clear origin for boujee, except that it came from bourgeois. It dates back to the mid-2000s but didn't become popular until late 2016 when Migos released the song "Bad and Boujee" featuring Lil Uzi Vert.

When do people use boujee?

People may use boujee when describing anything that appears expensive or indicates high-end taste. For example, you might describe your gf as boujee if she has expensive taste in clothing, cars, food, and housing. Or a house may be boujee if it has costly decorating and other high-end features.


This hotel is so boujee, I can't believe we can afford it!
A tasty, boujee dinner
A tasty, boujee dinner

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Updated January 26, 2022

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