Boogerman



South Midland and Southern U.S. bogeyman.
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
Historical Examples

Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man Marie Conway Oemler
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris
The Bishop and the Boogerman Joel Chandler Harris

noun (pl) -men
a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children
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