Will the disgruntled Ned, Joris, and Gruen agree to follow their scripts in the bogus filmed memorial?
The address on that shipment turns out to be bogus—a rented mail drop.
But this whole thing of forcing the idea of parenthood on us gay men is so bogus.
1838, "counterfeit money, spurious coin," American English, apparently from a slang word applied (according to some sources first in Ohio in 1827) to a counterfeiter's apparatus.
One bogus or machine impressing dies on the coin, with a number of dies, engraving tools, bank bill paper, spurious coin, &c. &c. making in all a large wagon load, was taken into possession by the attorney general of Lower Canada. [Niles' Register, Sept. 7, 1833, quoting from Concord, New Hampshire, "Statesman," Aug. 24]Some trace this to tantrabobus, also tantrabogus, a late 18c. colloquial Vermont word for any odd-looking object, in later 19c. use "the devil," which might be connected to tantarabobs, recorded as a Devonshire name for the devil. Others trace it to the same source as bogey (n.1).
[origin unknown; certainly connected with bogus,attested as name of a counterfeiting machine in 1827, whence a connection has been made with bogy]