an alcohol made from rum and molasses
- Spurious fictitious sham a cant term initially put on counterfeit money and therefore denoting any such thing fake
- fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
- Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term initially applied to counterfeit money, and therefore denoting something fake.
- an alcohol manufactured from rum and molasses.
nything that is phony or fictitious.
1838, "fake money, spurious money," American English, obviously from a slang word applied (based on some resources first-in Ohio in 1827) to a counterfeiter's equipment. One bogus or machine impressing dies in the money, with numerous dies, engraving resources, bank bill paper, spurious coin, &c. &c. making in every a sizable truck load, ended up being taken into control because of the lawyer general of Lower Canada. [Niles' enroll, Sept. 7, 1833, quoting from Concord, brand new Hampshire, "Statesman," Aug. 24] Some trace this to tantrabobus, additionally tantrabogus, a late 18c. colloquial Vermont word for almost any odd-looking item, in later on 19c. use "the devil," that will be connected to tantarabobs, recorded as a Devonshire name the devil. Others trace it toward exact same supply as bogey (n.1).
fake [Norman Jewison]
(a.) Spurious; fictitious; sham; -- a cant term initially applied to counterfeit money, thus denoting everything counterfeit.
- (letter.) A liquor made from rum and molasses.
A bogus conspiracy, however, got up by the Holstein faction, aided by France and Prussia, who persuaded Elizabeth that the Austrian ambassador was intriguing to replace Ivan VI.