Meaning of bogus

bo•gus

Pronunciation: (bō'gus), [key]
— adj.
  1. not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham.
—n.
  1. matter set, by union requirement, by a compositor and later discarded, duplicating the text of an advertisement for which a plate has been supplied or type set by another publisher.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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