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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

bog spavin, bog turtle, bog-iron ore, bog-standard, bogalusa, bogan, bogan, louise, bogarde, bogart, bogart, humphrey, bogart, humphrey deforest

Origin of bogan

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

Definition for bogan (2 of 2)

Bogan

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

noun

Louise,1897–1970, U.S. poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for bogan (1 of 2)

bogan

1
/ (ˈbəʊɡən) /

noun

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

Word Origin for bogan

of Algonquian origin

British Dictionary definitions for bogan (2 of 2)

bogan

2
/ (ˈbəʊɡən) /

noun Australian informal

a fool
a hooligan

Word Origin for bogan

C20: of unknown origin
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