bogue

bogue

1 [bohg]
noun Gulf States.
a bayou, stream, or waterway.

Origin:
1805–15; (< Louisiana French) < Choctaw bok creek, stream, river

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bogue

2 [bohg]
verb (used without object), bogued, boguing. Nautical.
(of a sailing vessel) to tend to fall off from the wind.

Origin:
perhaps akin to dial. bog to move off

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