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 Bogtrotters.Bohême (La). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Bogus currency. Forged or sham bills. Bogus transactions. Fraudulent transactions. The word is by some connected with bogie.   1
        Lowell (Biglow Papers) says, “I more than suspect the word to be a corruption of the French bagasse.
        In French argot is another word (bogue), the find of a green chestnut, or case of a watch; a bogus chestnut or watch.

 Bogtrotters.Bohême (La). 


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