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bogan /’boʊgən/ 

(countable noun) (informal) Usage note: This term is used by many speakers.

A person who is not very educated or cultured, lives in the outer suburbs of a city, and belongs to a lower socio-economic group. The word is usually used negatively.

Example: I was in full bogan mode. Grey t-shirt underneath a heavy dark blue Yakka work shirt (that has 5 years of stains and burn marks on it) with my totally awesome Nike tracksuit pants … and lastly my worn-out thongs, which are so worn I have been told I look like I am continually slipping off them. ( 

Two bogan women

(photo by kevinruss)