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bogus

adjective bo·gus \ˈbō-gəs\

: not real or genuine : fake or false

Full Definition of BOGUS

:  not genuine :  counterfeit, sham
bo·gus·ly adverb
bo·gus·ness noun

Examples of BOGUS

  1. It was just a bogus claim.
  2. The evidence was completely bogus.

Origin of BOGUS

obsolete argot bogus counterfeit money
First Known Use: 1825
BOGUS Defined for Kids

bogus

adjective bo·gus \ˈbō-gəs\

Definition of BOGUS for Kids

:  not genuine <The miracle they told us about turned out to be bogus.>

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