Bogus – false or not true
To remember the definition of the word bogus, use the following mnemonic:
The giant bogie (bogus) was a joke — it was a false bogie.
Examples of bogus in a sentence
She made a bogus claim for state benefit and ended up in court.
The jewellery shop owner was arrested for selling bogus diamonds.
The management found his list of qualifications was bogus so they sacked him.