Bog house

outside toilet

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • bog house — Australian Slang outside toilet …   English dialects glossary

  • bog-house barrister —  Same as barrack room lawyer …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bog-shop — vulgar equivalent of bog house …   Useful english dictionary

  • bog — bog1 boggish, adj. /bog, bawg/, n., v., bogged, bogging. n. 1. wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter. 2. an area or stretch of such ground. v.t., v.i. 3. to sink in or as if in a bog (often fol. by down): We… …   Universalium

  • bog — I [[t]bɒg, bɔg[/t]] n. v. bogged, bog•ging 1) wet, spongy ground with soil composed mainly of decayed vegetable matter 2) an area or stretch of such ground 3) to sink in or as if in a bog (often fol. by down): We were bogged down with a lot of… …   From formal English to slang

  • bog — [13] Bog is of Gaelic origin. It comes from bogach ‘bog’, which was a derivative of the adjective bog ‘soft’. A possible link between Gaelic bog and Old English būgan ‘bend’ (source of modern English bow) has been suggested. The British slang use …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bog — [13] Bog is of Gaelic origin. It comes from bogach ‘bog’, which was a derivative of the adjective bog ‘soft’. A possible link between Gaelic bog and Old English būgan ‘bend’ (source of modern English bow) has been suggested. The British slang use …   Word origins

  • bog —    a lavatory    A shortened form of bog house, from the marshy ground which might surround it in the days before modern drainage, the septic tank, or the cesspit:     At the court held in October 1753... Edward Clanvill was charged with a public …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bog —  , bogs  1. Lavatory. Also bog house.  2. have a bog Use the lavatory.  3. bog v. Defecate …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • bog down — verb 1. get stuck while doing something (Freq. 1) She bogged down many times while she wrote her dissertation • Syn: ↑bog • Hypernyms: ↑break, ↑break off, ↑discontinue, ↑stop …   Useful english dictionary


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