1 of 3

intransitive verb

: to move aimlessly or slowly
just boguing around


2 of 3

noun (1)

variants or less commonly bogue bream
plural -s
: boce


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noun (2)

plural -s
chiefly South & Midland
: a passage of water : stream

Word History


Intransitive verb

origin unknown

Noun (1)

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, borrowed from Old Occitan boga, going back to Latin bōca

Noun (2)

borrowed from Louisiana French, borrowed from Choctaw bo·k "creek, river"

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“Bogue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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