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bogey

1.  to have a bath or swim, usually in a stock dam in NT.
2.  a bath or swim: I'm going to have a bogey.
3.  a rock pool for swimming in. Also, bogie. [from the Aboriginal language Dharug (Sydney region)]

Contributor's comments: Also used in Far North Qld, where it means a bath, as opposed to a shower.

Contributor's comments: Bogey is a loan word from Dharuk/Eora meaning to wash, it came to the NT with Australian pidgin English, a lingua franca in the early days of settlement in the Top End.

Contributor's comments: The word map gives "bogey" as a Northern Territory regionalism. I have heard it used in far north Queensland quite often. Particularly amongst people who live and work in the bush. It can mean a swim or a bath.

Contributor's comments: Not just the NT. There is an area of Bronte Beach in Sydney called the Bogey Hole: it's a large, sheltered natural rock pool.

Contributor's comments: There is a Bogey Hole on the rock platforms near Newcastle Beach constructed by convicts under the direction of Magor James Morrisett, Military Commandant of Newcastle between 1819 and 1822 as a personal bath. It is used by locals to this day.

Contributor's comments: To have a wash , shower or bath: "I'm off to have a bogey"

Contributor's comments: bogie: used in the NT to have a bath.

Contributor's comments: As well as the general meaning to wash or bathe, also has a more specific meaning in Arnhem Land and down through to Borroloola to the washing ceremony at the end of mortuary rites, where people who have handled the body or coffin are smoked, then washed with water.