bogus bogus  /ˈboʊ ɡəs/


  • (adj) fraudulent; having a misleading appearance



  1. The FAA would insist that bogus parts had never caused a plane to crash, and that there was no increase in the number of bogus parts, just more reports.
  2. MySpace identified the problem last Thursday and within 24 hours had scrubbed Keys' page of all bogus links, according to MySpace's chief security officer, Hemanshu Nigam.
  3. Suddenly it was clear that bogus parts were out there in great numbers.


  1. D.C. ticket writer victim of bogus ticket

    Christopher Daignault has been fighting for six months what he says is a bogus parking ticket on a car he doesn't own and a license plate he reported lost in September of 2010.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WTOP Radio Washington, DC

  2. Kaspersky Lab Report: 37.3 Million Users Experienced Phishing Attacks in the Last Year

    --Bogus search and email services, social networks, banks, financial organizations and e-shops are often used to cheat the unwary SINGAPORE, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the results of Kaspersky ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. UT-Arlington returns to normal after bogus threat

    UT-Arlington returns to normal after bogus threat The school returned to regular operations around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday after an emergency alert advisory indicated the "threat has passed." UTA spokeswoman Kristin Sullivan says police earlier Wednesday received a call from a woman saying a man with a gun was traveling to the school.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle


  1. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina called the EPA requirement "a totally bogus government mandate" at Sunday's energy forum.
    on Jul 13, 2008 By: Mark Sanford Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I will not resign in the face of a plainly bogus charge of conflict of interest," Wolfowitz told a bank committee exploring whether he obtained a handsome pay raise for his companion , Shaha Ali Riza .
    on Apr 30, 2007 By: Paul Wolfowitz Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. Sidney Chism, a longtime friend and Herenton's congressional campaign manager, told The Associated Press that Herenton called the probe "a lot of bogus accusations."
    on Oct 27, 2009 By: Willie Herenton Source: MyFox Memphis

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