not genuine; counterfeit; spurious; sham. Printing, Journalism. matter set, by union requirement, by a compositor and later discarded, duplicating the text of an advertisement for which a plate has been supplied or type set by another publisher. Contemporary Examples A Country House of Fools: Norman Rush’s ‘Subtle Bodies’ Tom LeClair September 9, 2013 A Scandal […]
a hobgoblin; evil spirit. anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses. something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered, etc.: Fear is the major bogy of novice mountain climbers. A speed of 40 knots is a bogy for motorboats. Military, bogey1 (def 3). bogie1 . Historical Examples The Secret […]
bogeyman. an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children. noun (pl) -men a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children n.
interjection a variant spelling of bo Historical Examples Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. Soldiers Three, Part II. Rudyard Kipling The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth Chatterbox, 1905. Various Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country William C. Griggs Lancashire Sketches Edwin […]