Origin of bogus
Examples from the Web for bogus
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|DAILY BEAST
What do they do if they find out there are these bogus parts that can come unscrewed?
Was it one of the young ladies here who recently purchased some bogus theatre tickets?The Motor Girls at Camp Surprise|Margaret Penrose
So uniformly are good manners enforced among slaves, I can easily detect a "bogus" fugitive by his manners.My Bondage and My Freedom|Frederick Douglass
The New York merchants were evidently becoming expert in the preparation of bogus certificates.Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States|Raphael Semmes
Material for Paper Work--Heavy oak tag, manila, and bogus papers for cutting and construction come in sheets of different sizes.A Catalogue of Play Equipment|Jean Lee Hunt
Our people have been and are being robbed out of thousands of dollars by these bogus Masons in this and other States.
British Dictionary definitions for bogus
Word Origin for bogus
Word Origin and History for bogus
1838, "counterfeit money, spurious coin," American English, apparently from a slang word applied (according to some sources first in Ohio in 1827) to a counterfeiter's apparatus.
One bogus or machine impressing dies on the coin, with a number of dies, engraving tools, bank bill paper, spurious coin, &c. &c. making in all a large wagon load, was taken into possession by the attorney general of Lower Canada. [Niles' Register, Sept. 7, 1833, quoting from Concord, New Hampshire, "Statesman," Aug. 24]
Some trace this to tantrabobus, also tantrabogus, a late 18c. colloquial Vermont word for any odd-looking object, in later 19c. use "the devil," which might be connected to tantarabobs, recorded as a Devonshire name for the devil. Others trace it to the same source as bogey (n.1).