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  • adj. Especially plain, ordinary, or unremarkable; having no special, excess or unusual features; plain vanilla

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Uncertain; perhaps most likely bog ("toilet") + standard with obscure semantic development. Believed to derive from early ceramic toilets being produced to exactly the same specification in white only which became known as the bog standard.

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