• (British) IPA: /ˈbəʊ.ɡəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈboʊ.ɡəs/


  1. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine.
    Synonyms: phony, Thesaurus:fake
  2. Undesirable or harmful.
  3. (computing, slang) Incorrect, useless, or broken.
  4. (philately) Of a totally fictitious issue printed for collectors, often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country (not to be confused with forgery, which is an illegitimate copy of a genuine stamp).
    Synonyms: illegal
  5. Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.
    bogus laws
Translations Translations Translations Noun

bogus (uncountable)

  1. (US, dialect) A liquor made of rum and molasses.
Related terms
  • calibogus

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