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From: Michael Lightfoot <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH]Tennis Organisers told to silence "idiots" who chant Oi , Oi. Oi.
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 09:03:20 +1100
On Monday 25 January 2010 06:54:00 Carol P Noonan wrote:
> Pat: Can you tell this witless American the meaning of "bogan" as in
> "witless bogan."
It is a recent Aussie dialect word. My Oxford "Australian National
Dictionary" - an etymological dictionary of Australian words published 1986
doesn't show the word in the above meaning, but my "Australian Concise Oxford
Dictionary" published 1992 (2nd ed.) has:
bogan n. colloq. a gormless person. [20th c.: orig. uncert.]
It may derive from the Bogan River (in northwest NSW) which spawned a number
of satirical terms such as "Bogan shower" which means about 5 minutes of rain,
hardly enough to settle the dust.
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