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  • noun Canada Any narrow water or creek, particularly a tranquil backwater.
  • noun Australia, slang, derogatory A person perceived to be unsophisticated or of a lower class background.
  • noun Australia, slang, obsolete Something of poor quality.
  • noun New Zealand, slang, derogatory An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, stereotypically classified as wearing black jumpers or black concert T-shirts.
  • noun New Zealand, slang, derogatory A petrolhead.
  • noun Canada, North Western Ontario, slang, derogatory An aboriginal person perceived as having gangster ties.
  • verb rare To act like a bogan.


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Apparently a conflation of logan (from pokelogan) with bog.

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Australian sense possibly after the Bogan River.


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