Bugaboo



something that causes fear or worry; bugbear; bogy.
Contemporary Examples

Behind GM’s Shock Shakeup Paul Ingrassia November 30, 2009
Parent Like a Caveman Danielle Friedman October 10, 2010
How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child? Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker July 22, 2013
How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child? Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker July 22, 2013

Historical Examples

The Personality of American Cities Edward Hungerford
Frank Merriwell’s Triumph Burt L. Standish
History of the United Netherlands, 1584-86, Vol. I. (of IV) Complete John Lothrop Motley
Following the Color Line Ray Stannard Baker
Civics and Health William H. Allen
The Spoils of Poynton Henry James

noun (pl) -boos
an imaginary source of fear; bugbear; bogey
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