also bogyman noun Date: 1890 1. a monstrous imaginary figure used in threatening children 2. a terrifying or dreaded person or thing ; bugbear

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  • Bogeyman — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El bogeyman, boogyman o bogyman es un aterrador ser legendario de países de habla anglosajona, caracterizado como un asustador de niños. Contenido 1 Descripción 2 Referencias en la cultura popular 3 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bogeyman — Bo gey*man, n.; pl. {Bogeymen}. A goblin; a bugbear; a {bogey[1]}. This is the form used by parents to frighten children; as, if you don t eat your vegetables, the bogeyman will get you. Syn: bogey. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bogeyman — (n.) 16c.; see BOGEY (Cf. bogey) (n.1) + MAN (Cf. man) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bogeyman — (also bogyman) ► NOUN ▪ an evil spirit …   English terms dictionary

  • bogeyman — [boog′ē man΄; ] also [ bō′gēman΄] n. pl. bogeymen [boog′ēmen΄] BOOGEYMAN …   English World dictionary

  • Bogeyman — For other uses, see Bogeyman (disambiguation). Goya s Here Comes the Bogey Man (Aquí viene el Coco) c.1797 A bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman or boogieman) is an amorphous imaginary …   Wikipedia

  • bogeyman — [[t]bo͟ʊgimæn[/t]] bogeymen (The spellings bogey man, and in American English boogeyman are also used.) 1) N COUNT: usu with supp (disapproval) A bogeyman is someone whose ideas or actions are disapproved of by some people, and who is described… …   English dictionary

  • bogeyman — UK [ˈbəʊɡɪˌmæn] / US [ˈboʊɡɪˌmæn] / US [ˈbʊɡɪˌmæn] noun [countable] Word forms bogeyman : singular bogeyman plural bogeymen UK [ˈbəʊɡɪˌmen] / US [ˈboʊɡɪˌmen] / US [ˈbʊɡɪˌmen] 1) an imaginary evil creature used in stories for frightening children… …   English dictionary

  • bogeyman — bog|ey|man [ bougi,mæn, bugi,mæn ] (plural bog|ey|men [ bougi,men, bugi,men ] ) noun count 1. ) an imaginary evil creature used in stories to frighten children: The bogeyman s going to get you. 2. ) someone or something that people believe is bad …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bogeyman — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bogeyman — noun a) A menacing, ghost like monster in childrens stories. The alleged link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda turned out to be a bogeyman. b) Any make believe threat, especially one used to intimidate or distract …   Wiktionary

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