Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 08/24/16 Bogus

Bogus (adjective, noun)
bogus [boh-guh s]


adjective
1. not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham.

noun
2. Printing, Journalism. matter set, by union requirement, by a compositor and later discarded, duplicating the text of an advertisement for which a plate has been supplied or type set by another publisher.

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1. fraudulent, pseudo, fake, phony.


Origin: 1825-30, Americanism; originally an apparatus for coining false money; perhaps akin to bogy

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