Boujee Slang: Meaning, Origin, Sentence Examples

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Foodie, Animal Lover, Slang & Language Enthusiast

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(Adjective) Boujee is a Gen Z slang used to describe a person who is fancy. A boujee person wears designer clothes from head to toe and is not scared to accessorize using statement pieces and jewelry, even in an over-the-top way, but is still down to earth.


Rap and hip-hop artists started the word boujee. But, it actually came from the French word “bourgeoisie” which means “to come from the middle-class.” It is through the hip-hop culture that boujee had another meaning and application.

Demographic (Who Uses This Word)

Before, boujee was only heard in rap or hip-hop songs throughout the 90s but was made even more popular in recent years. Gen Z artists, influencers, and social media users often use this word today.

Boujee Used in a Sentence

  • Example 1: You’re boujee! I love your style.
  • Example 2: Please help me dress like a boujee person.

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