Main definitions of bogan in English

: bogan1bogan2

bogan1

Pronunciation /ˈbōɡ(ə)n/ /ˈboʊɡ(ə)n/

noun

informal, derogatory Australian, New Zealand
  • An uncouth or unsophisticated person regarded as being of low social status.

    • ‘some bogans yelled at us from their cars’
    • ‘my family are culinary bogans’
    lout, boor, barbarian, Neanderthal, churl, clown, gawk, hulk, bumpkin, yokel

Origin

1980s perhaps from the surname Bogan.

Main definitions of bogan in English

: bogan1bogan2

bogan2

Pronunciation /ˈbōɡ(ə)n/ /ˈboʊɡ(ə)n/

noun

Canadian
  • A side stream.

Origin

Algonquian.