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What Does Boujee Mean? 

By Elisha Baba


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You’re on TikTok when you see someone use the word Boujee, and you aren’t sure what they mean by it. Boujee is a slang word commonly used on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (X).

What Does Boujee Mean? 

What does Boujee mean?

Boujee is a slang term for the word “bourgeoisie” which is a term used to describe the wealthy class. It is difficult to spell, however, which is why the slang term boujee has been adopted.

Boujee is used as an adjective to describe a person or place as wealthy, materialistic, or luxurious. It can be used with both a positive and a negative connotation. In a negative connotation, it is used to describe someone who is acting richer than they actually are.

It is common to hear people, especially members of Generation Z and A, using the term boujee in person in addition to using it online.

How to use Boujee

  • “I’m too boujee for that place.”
  • “I know, I’m boujee.”
  • “Girl, that place is boujee, I can’t believe you went there!”
  • “She’s too boujee, she wouldn’t be caught dead here.”
  • “This purse is so boujee!”
  • Boujee is always used as an adjective to describe a person, place, or thing as fancy or luxurious.

Using Boujee the right way

Boujee is an easy acronym to use. You use it as you would any other adjective to modify a noun that you believe is rich, materialistic, or something of luxury. Calling someone boujee can be a compliment or an insult, however, so be cautious using it to describe a person.

Boujee Variations

Bourgeoisie is difficult to spell, and not everyone knows the boujee variation. You may see some people using “bougey” or “bougee,” but they mean the same as when boujee is used.

Should you worry about your child using Boujee?

Boujee is generally considered harmless. However, if you hear your child using it to describe a person, you may want to discuss internet bullying with them. It is also good to ensure your child knows the difference between real wealth and the fake wealth perpetuated on social media sites.