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bogan

Class:

noun

Etymology:

Australian sense possibly after the Bogan River. | Apparently a conflation of...
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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Bogan

Australian and New Zealand slang, usually pejorative or self-deprecating, for an individual who is recognised to be from an unsophisticated background or someone whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplifies a lack of manners and education... (36 of 1609 words, pronunciation)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Bogan

Bogan (disambiguation)

can refer to: Bogan, a pejorative term used in Australia and New Zealand | Boggart or bogan, a creature in Celtic mythology | Bogan Pride, an Australian comedy television series | Things Bogans Like, an Australian website and bestselling book | From ... (38 of 229 words, 16 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

bogan | logan [synonym, sense-specific] | pokelogan [synonym, sense-specific]

[Canadian] (especially in the Maritime Provinces) a sluggish side stream | a fool | a hooligan (14 of 327 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bogan

Wiktionary:

bogan | bogans [plural] | boganned [past tense] | boganning [present participle] | dag [Australian, synonym, sense-specific] | chav [British, synonym, sense-specific] | redneck [United States, synonym, sense-specific] | bevan [Australian, Queensland, synonym, sense-specific] | westy [Australia especially Sydney, synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[Australian, slang, insulting] A person perceived to be unsophisticated or of a lower class background. | [Australian, slang, obsolete] Something of poor quality. | [New Zealand, slang, insulting] An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, ... (34 of 114 words, 7 definitions, 4 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bogan

Oxford Dictionary:

bogan [entry 1]

Entry from World dictionary | [Australian, New Zealand, informal, insulting] | an uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social ... (20 of 55 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bogan

bogan [entry 1, Australian, New Zealand, informal, insulting]

an uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status (12 of 38 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bogan

bogan [entry 2]

Entry from World dictionary | [Canadian] | a side stream. (8 of 27 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bogan--2

bogan [entry 2, Canadian]

a side stream (3 of 10 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bogan--2

Random House Dictionary:

bogan | Bogan | Bogan, Louise [sense-specific] | Louise Bogan [sense-specific]

[Maritimes and Northern New Brunswick] : a backwater, usually narrow and tranquil. | any narrow stretch of water. | "Bogan" : "Louise Bogan": ... (21 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/bogan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bogan [countable, Australian, informal] | bogans [plural]

someone who lacks knowledge about culture, fashion, and the modern world (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bogan

Encarta Dictionary:

bogan [Canadian] | bogans [plural] | logan [geography, Canadian] | logans [geography, Canadian, plural]

a small slow-moving stream (4 of 18 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561535649​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

bogan | bogans [plural] | boganned [past tense] | boganning [present participle]

Origin: Australian sense possibly after the Bogan River. | Apparently a conflation of logan (from pokelogan) with bog.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/bogan

Collins Dictionary:

bogan

First use: 20th century

Origin: of Algonquian origin | of unknown origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bogan

Oxford Dictionary:

bogan [entry 1]

First use: 1980s

Origin: perhaps from the surname Bogan

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bogan

bogan [entry 2]

Origin: Algonquian

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bogan--2

Encarta Dictionary:

bogan [Canadian] | bogans [plural]

Origin: Probably from Algonquian

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 561535649​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

bogan

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bogan"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/bogan

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bogan [countable, Australian, informal] | bogans [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "bogan"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/bogan

the Free Dictionary:

Bogan

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Bogan"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Bogan"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Bogan" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Bogan

YourDictionary Audio:

Bogan

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Bogan" by speech synthesizer

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