Definitions

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  • n. A person perceived to be unsophisticated or of a lower class background.
  • n. Something of poor quality.
  • n. An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, stereotypically classified as wearing black jumpers or black concert T-shirts.
  • n. A petrolhead.
  • n. An aboriginal person perceived as having gangster ties.
  • v. To act like a bogan.
  • n. Any narrow water or creek, particularly a tranquil backwater.

Etymologies

Australian sense possibly after the Bogan River. (Wiktionary)
Apparently a conflation of logan (from pokelogan) with bog. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Including the word bogan in a campaign like this will only reinforce a negative message in people's minds."

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • She calls herself a "bogan" - the Australian term for

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • I'd never heard the word 'bogan' until recently – or at least was never conscious of it – and now I hear it about 47 times a day.

    Australia v England - live! | Rob Smyth

  • One titled "RIP Holden Commodore" claims to have been formed "to remember, honour and love the fine piece of engineering we've lost", referring to Corey as a "bogan" killed by a "brave car".

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • A former Gold Coast meter maid and Hooters waitress is set to become the new "bogan" of

    National Nine News

  • Mr Redegalli said the mural has been vandalised twice since he painted it on Monday, once with the word 'bogan' written across it.

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  • THERE'S a golden rule behind the new $300,000 campaign to rid Logan of its rough-as-guts image - don't mention the word "bogan".

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Australia's Next Top Model, Ms Rochester said she hoped her daughter embraced the "bogan" nickname the show's mentor Jonathan Pease gave her.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • It's a strange mentality, hooning, and it seems a typically "bogan", or redneck, thing to do.

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  • I would just like to extend thanks to my friends for not being like my neighbour's friends, starting loud bogan fights, smashing glasses in the pool area, or listening to trance.

    No-Hump Day

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  • A powerhouse of Australian boganism is on display in this Drambuie thing.

    December 10, 2007