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Syllabification: bo·gus
Pronunciation: /ˈbōɡəs

Definition of bogus in English:


Not genuine or true; fake: a bogus insurance claim
More example sentences
  • Elderly people are being warned to beware of bogus callers following an attempted burglary in Sutton.
  • A Downpatrick man was targeted by a bogus caller claiming to want to use his phone.
  • She used four fictitious names on bogus loan applications to her company and pocketed the proceeds.


late 18th century (originally US, denoting a machine for making counterfeit money): of unknown origin.



Example sentences
  • I took the first four bogusly but blocked the fifth.
  • I have written a series of short crime fiction that I refer to as my "bogusly autobiographical life in writer's hell" stories.
  • The boss of a company bogusly trading as a chartered architect has been convicted of title abuse and fined.


Example sentences
  • Whoever did this may well be trying to do us all a favor by pointing out the bogusness of the organization.
  • In general, what I stated was that the entire pursuit was an opiate, faulty in fundamental respects and smacking of deception, insincerity and bogusness.
  • I made my argument about the bogusness of the argument in my last column in The Hill.

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