Definition of bogus adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbəʊɡəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊɡəs//
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pretending to be real or genuine synonym false a bogus doctor/contract bogus claims of injury by workers See related entries: Dishonest Word Originlate 18th cent. (originally US, denoting a machine for making counterfeit money): of unknown origin.Extra examples 75 paintings which art experts dismiss as bogus The dinosaur bones turned out to be bogus. Bogus claims of injury by workers are costing companies thousands of pounds. The bogus doctor had been working from premises in Chelsea.
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