Boogeyman



bogeyman.
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
Contemporary Examples

How Reagan Made Teddy Matthew Dallek August 27, 2009
John Boehner’s Holiday Photo Snub & More Petty Political Moments Abby Haglage December 4, 2012
The Right’s Favorite Atheist Benyamin Cohen June 12, 2010
The Coming Liberal Suicide John Avlon August 19, 2009
Gillian Flynn: How I Write Noah Charney November 20, 2012
Michael Steele’s Greatest Hits The Daily Beast Video January 13, 2011
Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers Buzz Bissinger June 6, 2012
Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women Daniel Bosch April 5, 2014
Cynthia Nixon on Bisexuality & Her New Role in ‘Wit’ Kevin Sessums January 23, 2012

Historical Examples

Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

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

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