What does the word bogus mean?

Usage examples for bogus

  1. That was your second mistake, my good M. Ratichon; not a very grave one, perhaps, but I have been in the police, and somehow, the moment I caught sight of that blouse and cap in your office, I could not help connecting it with the commissionnaire who had brought a bogus parcel and letter to my future brother- in- law a few minutes before that mysterious and unexplained altercation took place in the corridor." – Castles in the Air by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  2. Go along and get that room fixed up, she said, and don't try to palm off any bogus doctrines on me so early in the morning. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  3. " Calibogus," or " bogus," was cold rum and beer unsweetened. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle