not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham.
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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How to use bogus in a sentence
Months ago, a federal judge tossed a defamation claim against Fox News over a bogus attack that Carlson had made against former Playboy model Karen McDougal.Rupert Murdoch blasts ‘wave of censorship’ and ‘woke orthodoxy’ | Erik Wemple | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
A related group, the Three Percenters, formed in 2008 and is named after the bogus claim that only 3 percent of the population fought against the British in the American Revolution.FBI probes possible connections between extremist groups at heart of Capitol violence | Devlin Barrett, Spencer Hsu | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
However, it’s also a time when some scam artists try to make their bogus phone calls and emails sound legitimate, but they’re really out to help only themselves.Hints From Heloise: Online resources help you check charities before donating | Heloise Heloise | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Changing who we choose to publish and read is an urgent step toward correcting this bogus narrative and expanding business opportunities for women everywhere.Men named Jo(h)n have written as many of 2020’s top business books as all women combined | jakemeth | December 20, 2020 | Fortune
Obviously, listings fraud, fake reviews and any other bogus local information in Google Maps and Search is bad for consumers.Hijacked Google My Business listings appear to be a growing problem | Greg Sterling | November 13, 2020 | Search Engine Land
The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”
With a nose for bogus facts, Johnson sets out to break the Internet by breaking news.
Rich Lowry, editor of the conservative National Review, called that statistic “bogus.”
He opens up about the bogus Midnight Express, Oliver Stone on blow, and his riveting one-man show.The Unbelievable (True) Story of the World’s Most Infamous Hash Smuggler | Marlow Stern | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What do they do if they find out there are these bogus parts that can come unscrewed?
"'If you are not a bogus Bunny you will know,'" I read, spreading the message out before me.Mrs. Raffles | John Kendrick Bangs
She must explain to me how that bogus money came into her possession.Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
The story of the bogus package had been noised abroad through later messengers and dispatches from the Gap.Warrior Gap | Charles King
Oh, you've lost your nerve since Merriwell and Griswold put up that girl job on you, and Diamond drew you into a bogus duel.Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
Frank had no notes or accounts that were of any value; they were all bogus and got up to deceive his poor old father and others.
British Dictionary definitions for bogus
spurious or counterfeit; not genuine: a bogus note
- bogusly, adverb
- bogusness, noun
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