bogey

Part of speech: noun

A goblin; bugbear.

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Usage examples "bogey":

  1. The bogey of a German war was familiar and therefore losing its power to disturb them. - "The Major", 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", 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", R.M. Ballantyne.