Bogey
Bogey Bo"gey, n.; pl. {Bogeys}. [Also {bogie} and {bogy}, plural {bogies}.] 1. A goblin; a bugbear.

Syn: bogeyman. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

I have become a sort of bogey -- a kill-joy. --Wm. Black. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Golf) a score one stroke over par for a hole; formerly, the definition of bogey was the same as that now used for {par}, i.e., an ideal score or number of strokes, for each hole, against which players compete; -- it was said to be so called because assumed to be the score of an imaginary first-rate player called Colonel Bogey. Now the standard score is called {par}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

3. (Mil.) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile. [PJC]


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