Boogeyman Boog"ey*man, Bogeyman Bo"gey*man, n. Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, or an imaginary monster, used to frighten children, etc. ``Go to sleep or the Boogeyman will get you.''

Syn: Hobgoblin; goblin; specter; ogre; scarecrow; booger; bugaboo; bugbear. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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