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).
The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie
Little Brothers of the Air Olive Thorne Miller
The Book of Hallowe’en Ruth Edna Kelley
Sue, A Little Heroine L. T. Meade
Criminal Types V. M. Masten
The School by the Sea Angela Brazil
The Conquest Oscar Micheaux
The Time Traders Andre Norton
A Chinese Command Harry Collingwood
Days of the Discoverers L. Lamprey
noun (pl) -gies
a variant spelling of bogey1 , bogie1
A police officer (1930s+ Underworld)
An enemy aircraft, esp an attacking fighter plane (WWII Army Air Forces fr British RAF)
A golf score of one stroke over par on a given hole (late 1800s+ British)
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 […]
noun a large inlet of the Yellow Sea on the coast of NE China Also called Gulf of Chihli
an inferior grade of black tea. Historical Examples A Treatise on Foreign Teas Hugh Smith Tea Leaves Various Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle Tea Leaves Various Tea and Tea Drinking Arthur Reade Mind Amongst the Spindles Various Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle The Book of Curiosities I. […]