Definition of Bogus

1. Adjective. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance.

Exact synonyms: Bastard, Fake, Phoney, Phony
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative
Derivative terms: Bastard, Fake, Phoney, Phony



Definition of Bogus

1. a. Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term originally applied to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit.

2. n. A liquor made of rum and molasses.

Definition of Bogus

1. Adjective. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine. ¹

2. Adjective. Undesirable or harmful. ¹

3. Adjective. Incorrect, useless, or broken. ¹

4. Adjective. (philately) Of a totally fictitious issue printed for collectors, often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country (not to be confused with forgery, which is an illegitimate copy of a genuine stamp). ¹

5. Adjective. Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bogus

1. not genuine; fake [adj] : BOGUSLY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bogus

bogons
bogosities
bogosity
bogotic
bogroll
bogrolls
bogs
bogs down
bogs off
bogsucker
bogsuckers
bogtrotter
bogtrotters
bogtrotting
bogue
bogus (current term)
bogusly
bogusness
bogusnesses
bogwood
bogwoods
bogy
bogyism
bogyisms
bogyman
bogymen
bogywoman
boh
bohdanowiczite
bohea

Literary usage of Bogus

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1. Unfair Competition: A Study of Certain Practices, with Some Reference to the by William Harrison Spring Stevens (1917)
"A bogus independent concern may be denned as an organization, nominally or ... Two bogus concerns of the former Powder Trust were termed "yellow dog ..."

2. Unfair Competition: A Study of Certain Practices, with Some Reference to the by William Harrison Spring Stevens (1917)
"A bogus independent concern may be defined as an organization, nominally or ... Two bogus concerns of the former Powder Trust were termed "yellow dog ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"bogus. Anything sham or forged. The origin of the word is obscure. ... 1827 He never procured the casting of a bogus at one of our furnaces. ..."

4. The Irish in America by John Francis Maguire, William Joseph Hardee (1868)
"... Canal Street—A Scotch Victim— The Sharks and Cormorants—bogus Tickets—How the ' Outlaws' resisted Reform—The New System—The Days of bogus Tickets gone—A ..."

5. Trust Laws and Unfair Competition by United States Bureau of Corporations, Joseph E. Davies (1916)
"bogus independents. The popular feeling against monopoly is so strong that many people dislike to buy from a trust. Prudent men therefore like to avoid the ..."

6. A History of Muhlneberg County by Otto Arthur Rothert (1913)
"A little after the stars appeared this bogus cavalry started ... In which the “bogus Cavalry” was organized, as it appears to-day ..."

7. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1904)
"The term "false or bogus checks," within the meaning of the statute making it criminal for any person to obtain or attempt to obtain from any other person ..."

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