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Bogus vs Fabricated - What's the difference?

bogus | fabricated |

As adjectives the difference between bogus and fabricated

is that bogus is counterfeit or fake; not genuine while fabricated is constructed or assembled.

As a noun bogus

is (us|dialect) a liquor made of rum and molasses.

As a verb fabricated is





(en adjective)
  • Counterfeit or fake; not genuine.
  • bogus crimes
  • * {{quote-book, year=1921, title=The Age of Big Business, author=
  • , passage=The organization of “bogus companies,” started purely for the purpose of eliminating competitors, seems to have been a not infrequent practice.}}
  • Undesirable or harmful.
  • * “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, 1982
  • So what Jefferson was saying was "Hey! You know, we left this England place because it was bogus . So if we don't get some cool rules ourselves, pronto, we'll just be bogus too."
  • Incorrect, useless, or broken.
  • (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).
  • Based on false or misleading information or unjustified assumptions.
  • bogus laws


    * (counterfeit): counterfeit, fake, phony * (incorrect): incorrect, useless, broken * (stamp-collecting) illegal * See also

    Derived terms

    * bogon * bogosity * bogotic


  • (US, dialect) A liquor made of rum and molasses.
  • (Bartlett)
    (Webster 1913)




  • (fabricate)
  • Adjective

  • constructed or assembled
  • false in the sense of made-up, constructed