bogan

[ boh-guh n ]
/ ˈboʊ gən /
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noun Northern Maine and Canadian (chiefly Maritimes and Northern New Brunswick ).

a backwater, usually narrow and tranquil.
any narrow stretch of water.

Nearby words

  1. bog spavin,
  2. bog turtle,
  3. bog-iron ore,
  4. bog-standard,
  5. bogalusa,
  6. bogan, louise,
  7. bogarde,
  8. bogart,
  9. bogart, humphrey,
  10. bogart, humphrey deforest

Origin of bogan

1895–1900; apparently shortening of pokelogan, perhaps conflated with bog1; cf. logan

Bogan

[ boh-gan, boh-guh n ]
/ boʊˈgæn, ˈboʊ gən /

noun

Louise,1897–1970, U.S. poet.
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bogan

1
/ (ˈbəʊɡən) /

noun

Canadian (esp in the Maritime Provinces) a sluggish side streamAlso called: logan, pokelogan

Word Origin for bogan

of Algonquian origin

noun Australian informal

a fool
a hooligan

Word Origin for bogan

C20: of unknown origin

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