bogus vs fake what difference

what is difference between bogus and fake

English

Etymology

First attested as an underworld term for counterfeit coins. Later, the word was applied to anything of poor quality. The newest use to mean useless is probably from the slang of computer hackers.

The origin is unknown, but there are at least two theories that try to trace its origin:

  • From Hausa boko (to fake). Since bogus first appeared in the United States, it may be possible that its ancestor was brought there on a slave ship.
  • From criminal slang as a short form of tantrabogus, a 19th-century slang term for a menacing object, making some believe that bogus might be linked to bogy or bogey (see bogeyman). In this sense, Bogus might be related to Bogle – a traditional trickster from the Scottish Borders, noted for achieving acts of household trickery; confusing, but not usually damaging.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.ɡəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.ɡəs/
  • Rhymes: -əʊɡəs

Adjective

bogus (comparative more bogus, superlative most bogus)

  1. Counterfeit or fake; not genuine.
    Synonyms: phony; see also Thesaurus:fake
  2. Undesirable or harmful.
  3. (computing, slang) Incorrect, useless, or broken.
  4. (philately) Of a totally fictitious issue printed for collectors, often issued on behalf of a non-existent territory or country (not to be confused with forgery, which is an illegitimate copy of a genuine stamp).
    Synonym: illegal
  5. Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

bogus (uncountable)

  1. (US, dialect) A liquor made of rum and molasses.

Related terms

  • calibogus



English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪk/, enPR: fāk
  • Rhymes: -eɪk

Etymology 1

The origin is not known with certainty, although first attested in 1775 C.E. in British criminals’ slang. It is probably from feak, feague (to give a better appearance through artificial means); akin to Dutch veeg (a slap), vegen (to sweep, wipe); German fegen (to sweep, to polish). Compare Old English fācn, fācen (deceit, fraud). Perhaps related to Old Norse fjúka (fade, vanquish, disappear), feikn (strange, scary, unnatural).

Adjective

fake (comparative faker or more fake, superlative fakest or most fake)

  1. Not real; false, fraudulent
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fake
    Antonyms: authentic, genuine
  2. (of people) Insincere
Derived terms
  • fakely
  • fakeness
Translations

Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
    I suspect this passport is a fake.
  2. (sports) A move meant to deceive an opposing player, used for gaining advantage for example when dribbling an opponent.
  3. (archaic) A trick; a swindle
Synonyms
  • (soccer move): feint
  • (ice hockey move): deke
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (transitive) To make a counterfeit, to counterfeit, to forge, to falsify.
  2. (transitive) To make a false display of, to affect, to feign, to simulate.
  3. (archaic) To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  4. (archaic) To modify fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is
  5. (music, transitive, intransitive) To improvise, in jazz.
    • 1994, ITA Journal (volume 22, page 20)
      Occasionally the opportunity arises to stand up and “fake” a jazz standard.
    • Denning, cited in 2020, Matt Brennan, Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit (page 110)
      In the face of this print music culture, ‘faking’ was the ability—at once respected and disrespected—to improvise a song (or a part in an arrangement) without reading the notation.
Synonyms
  • (modify fraudulently): adulterate
  • (make a false display): pass off, pose
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English faken (to coil a rope).

Noun

fake (plural fakes)

  1. (nautical) One of the circles or windings of a cable or hawser, as it lies in a coil; a single turn or coil.
Translations

Verb

fake (third-person singular simple present fakes, present participle faking, simple past and past participle faked)

  1. (nautical) To coil (a rope, line, or hawser), by winding alternately in opposite directions, in layers usually of zigzag or figure of eight form, to prevent twisting when running out.
Translations

Further reading

  • fake on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • fake at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • fake in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

References

Anagrams

  • feak

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʌˈke/
  • Hyphenation: fa‧ke

Verb

faké

  1. (transitive) open

Conjugation

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 275

Kristang

Noun

fake

  1. knife

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English fake.

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈfejk(i)/

Noun

fake m (plural fakes)

  1. (Internet slang) a fake account in a social network or other online community; a sock puppet

Adjective

fake (invariable, comparable)

  1. (Internet slang, of an image or video shared on the web) fake, manipulated, not genuine
    Synonym: falso
    Antonyms: genuíno, real, autêntico

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