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ˈboʊ gənbo·gan

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  1. bogannoun

    A person perceived to be unsophisticated or of a lower class background.

  2. bogannoun

    An Anglo-Celtic member of a lower socioeconomic group, stereotypically classified as wearing black jumpers or black concert T-shirts.

  3. bogannoun

    Something of poor quality.

  4. bogannoun

    A petrolhead.

  5. bogannoun

    An aboriginal person perceived as having gangster ties.

  6. boganverb

    To act like a bogan.

    "If you're coming in to cause trouble, don't bother ... bogan it up at home." - Lord Mayor Robert Doyle

  7. Etymology: Australian sense possibly after the Bogan River.


  1. Bogan

    Bogan ( BOHG-ən) is Australian slang for a person whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour are considered unrefined or unsophisticated. Depending on the context, the term can be pejorative or self-deprecating. The prevalence of the term bogan has also been associated with changing social attitudes towards social class in Australia. Since the 1980s, the bogan has become a very well-recognised subculture, often as an example of bad taste. It has antecedents in the Australian larrikin and ocker, and various localised names exist that describe the same or very similar people to the bogan.


  1. Bogan

    The term bogan is Australian and New Zealand slang, usually pejorative or self-deprecating, for an individual who is recognised to be from an unsophisticated background or someone whose speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplifies a lack of manners and education. While bogan is widely recognised, localised names exist that describe the same or very similar groups of people.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BOGAN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bogan is ranked #4425 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Bogan surname appeared 8,034 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Bogan.

    51.9% or 4,171 total occurrences were White.
    42.7% or 3,436 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 186 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 177 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 40 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 24 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bogan in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bogan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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