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bogey

[ boh-gee; for 2 also boo g-ee, boo-gee ]SEE DEFINITION OF bogey

Synonyms for bogey

  • apparition
  • bogeyman
  • boggle
  • boogeyman
  • bugaboo
  • bugbear
  • goblin
  • hobgoblin
  • monster
  • phantasm
  • phantasma
  • phantom
  • specter
  • spirit
  • spook
  • visitant
  • wraith
  • bogle
  • bogyman
  • boogieman
  • eidolon
  • evil spirit
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Antonyms for bogey

  • being
  • reality
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOGEY

He looked like a large baby listening for a bogey in the chimney.

Tinker and Bogey did not understand the full extent of their danger.

Bogey was quite astounded at the transformation of his dress.

Accompanied by Bogey, Mark Antony reached his quarters in safety.

Percentage .931—six better than Bogey and 400 points ahead of Ty Cobb.

And Ingé was given up to her, and this is how Ingé came into Bogey's domain.

This time she saw that the bogey man had got her and no mistake.

I am a bad golfer, but even bad golfers do holes in bogey now and then.

From morning to night we race about as if the bogey man were at our heels.

I am neither to be melted by your convenient tears, nor dismayed by your bogey bills.

WORD ORIGIN

World War II aviator slang for "unidentified aircraft, presumably hostile," probably ultimately from bogge, a variant of Middle English bugge "a frightening specter" (see bug (n.)). Thus it shares ancestry with many dialect words, such as bog/bogge (attested 16c.-17c.), bogeyman (16c.), boggart "specter that haunts a gloomy spot" (c.1570, in Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire). The earliest modern form appears to be Scottish bogle "ghost," attested from c.1500 and popularized c.1800 in English literature by Scott, Burns, etc.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BOGEY

bogeyman

nounghost
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