bogan

Australian Slang
1. fool; idiot;
2. (WA, Tasmania) lout or hooligan, especially of a particular social group noted for wearing black shirt and jeans. In Hobart equivalent to a "Chigga" (probably from Bogan - a river in NSW)

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