BOGAN

Etymology 1

Noun

bogan (plural bogans)

(Australia, NZ, slang, derogatory stereotype) An unsophisticated person from a working class background.

(New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, stereotypically classified as wearing black jumpers or black concert T-shirts.

(New Zealand, slang, derogatory) A petrolhead.

Synonyms

• (unsophisticated person): dag (Australia), chav (British), redneck (US), NED (Scottish)

• (poor Anglo-Celtic person): bevan (Australia, Queensland), westy / westie (Australia (esp. Sydney), NZ (esp. Auckland)), booner (Australia, Canberra), white trash (US)

Verb

bogan (third-person singular simple present bogans, present participle boganning, simple past and past participle boganned)

(rare) To act like a bogan.

Etymology 2

Noun

bogan (plural bogans)

(Canada) Any narrow water or creek, particularly a tranquil backwater.

(Canada, North Western Ontario, slang, derogatory, offensive) An indigenous person.

Anagrams

• Gabon, goban, obang

Etymology

Uncertain. Possibly from an Australian Aboriginal language.

Proper noun

Bogan

A river of central to northern New South Wales, Australia, a tributary to the Darling.

Anagrams

• Gabon, goban, obang

Source: Wiktionary



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