bogan

\\ˈbōgən\ noun (-s)
Etymology: of Algonquian origin; akin to Malecite pecelaygan stopping place

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/boh"geuhn/, n. Northern Maine and Canadian (chiefly Maritimes and Northern New Brunswick).
1. a backwater, usually narrow and tranquil.
2. any narrow stretch of water.
[1895-1900; appar. shortening of POKELOGAN, perh. conflated with BOG1; cf. LOGAN]

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bogan /bōˈgn/ (N American)
noun
A quiet tributary or backwater
ORIGIN: Algonquian pokelogan

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bogan UK [ˈbəʊɡən] US [ˈboʊɡən] noun [countable] [singular bogan plural bogans] australian informal
someone who lacks knowledge about culture, fashion, and the modern world
Thesaurus: people who are old-fashioned or do not like changehyponym people who complain a lot or are difficult to pleasesynonym

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bogan 7 [ˈbəʊɡən] [ˈboʊɡən] noun (AustralE, NZE, informal)
a rude or socially unacceptable person
 
Word Origin:
[bogan] of unknown origin.

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