- (RP) /ˌɒ.strəʊˈbɒɡ.jʊ.ləs/
- (US) /ˌɑː.strəˈbɑːɡ.jə.ləs/
- (humorous) Slightly risqué or indecent; bizarre, interesting, or unusual.
- 1951, Arthur Calder-Marshall, The magic of my youth, page 31, R. Hart-Davis, 1951, 0747406251, http://books.google.com/books?id=18cEAQAAIAAJ&q=ostrobogulous, “"The Beast and the Devil tried to hold a serious business conversation, but Vickybird kept chipping in with questions of a purely 'ostrobogulous'* nature until Crowley became so enraged that he turned Vickybird into a zebra, rode him into a zoo, where he remained for two years before regaining human shape."”
- 1982 Charles Richard Johnson - Oxherding A tissue of ostrobogulous lies, he calls them.
- 1990 Jean Overton Fuller - The Magical Dilemma of Victor Neuberg: a biography He would speak of an ostrobogulous tale or a passage in the classics.