bogan

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bogan (plural bogans)

  1. (Australia, slang, derogatory) A person perceived to be unsophisticated or of a lower class background.
    • 1999, Tim Winton, Lockie Leonard, Scumbuster, page 6,
      Bogans were Lockie's least favorite kind of people.
    • 2009, Catherine Deveny, Free to a Good Home, page 47,
      The Reservoir I grew up in was populated by menacing, toothless Torana-driving bogans, crushed menthol-smoking pensioners and toddlers who swore.
  2. (Australia, slang, obsolete) Something of poor quality.
  3. (New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, stereotypically classified as wearing black jumpers or black concert T-shirts.
  4. (New Zealand, slang, derogatory) A petrolhead.
  5. (Canada, North Western Ontario, slang, derogatory) An aboriginal person perceived as having gangster ties.
Synonyms[edit]
  • (unsophisticated person): dag (Australia), chav (British), redneck (US)
  • (poor Anglo-Celtic person): bevan (Australia, Queensland), westy / westie (Australia (esp. Sydney), NZ (esp. Auckland)), booner (Australia, Canberra), white trash (US)
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Verb[edit]

bogan (third-person singular simple present bogans, present participle boganning, simple past and past participle boganned)

  1. (rare) To act like a bogan.
    • 2008, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      If you're coming in to cause trouble, don't bother [] bogan it up at home.

Etymology 2[edit]

Apparently a conflation between logan (from pokelogan) +‎ bog.

Noun[edit]

bogan (plural bogans)

  1. (Canada) Any narrow water or creek, particularly a tranquil backwater.
    • 2001, Charles G. D. Roberts; Seán Virgo, Kindred of the Wild, page 130:
      All around the shores of the narrow bogan crowded the beasts, watching with wide, fascinated eyes the flight and fall of these disastrous missiles.

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bogan

  1. plural of boga

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

bogan

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present indicative form of bogar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present indicative form of bogar.