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Meaning of BOGUS

Pronunciation:  'bowgus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance

BOGUS is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bastard, counterfeit, fake, imitative, phoney, phony



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bo"gus\, a. [Etymol. uncertain.]
    Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term originally applied
    to counterfeit coin, and hence denoting anything counterfeit.
    [Colloq. U. S.]
  2. \Bo"gus\, n.
    A liquor made of rum and molasses. [Local, U. S.] --Bartlett.
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