What does the word bogey mean?

Usage examples for bogey

  1. The bogey of a German war was familiar and therefore losing its power to disturb them. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. The feller was just tryin' to scare us- maybe thought he'd get us to help them against the black crowd- whatever the game is, but I let him see John Mullins wasn't born yesterday, and not frightened o' bogey stories. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  3. " And to my 'prentice, Tommy Bogey," said Bax, with an arch smile which was peculiar to him when he felt humorously disposed. – The Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
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