"bog-oranges" Definition

  1. potatoes. A phrase perhaps derived from the term “Irish fruit,” which, by some strange peculiarity has been applied to potatoes; for even the most ignorant Cockney could hardly believe that potatoes grow in a bog. As, however, the majority of the lower classes of London do believe that potatoes were indigenous to, and were first brought from the soil of Ireland, which is also in some parts supposed to be capable of growing nothing else, they may even believe that potatoes are actually BOG-ORANGES.

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Position in the dictionary: 272 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: bog-trotter, bogus, boilers, boko, bolt, bolus, bombay ducks;, bone, bone-grubber, bone-picker
Previous words in the dictionary: bog, body-snatcher, bodkin, bobby, bobbish, bobbery, bob, boat, board-of-green-cloth, blurt out

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