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1bogey

noun bo·gey

golf : a score that is one more than the official standard score for a particular hole : a score of one stroke over par on a hole

: something that causes fear or worry

plural bogeys also bogies

Full Definition of BOGEY

1
\ˈb-gē, ˈbō-, ˈbü-\ :  specter, phantom
2
\ˈbō-gē also ˈb- or ˈbü-\ :  a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment
3
\ˈbō-gē\
a chiefly British :  an average golfer's score used as a standard for a particular hole or course
b :  one stroke over par on a hole in golf
4
\ˈbō-gē\ :  a numerical standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at especially in competition
5
\ˈbō-gē\ :  an unidentified aircraft; especially :  one not positively identified as friendly and so assumed to be hostile

Variants of BOGEY

bo·gey also bo·gie or bo·gy

Examples of BOGEY

  1. He made a bogey on the second hole.
  2. He made bogey on the second hole.

Origin of BOGEY

probably alteration of bogle
First Known Use: 1826

Rhymes with BOGEY

2bogey

verb bo·gey \ˈbō-gē\

golf : to score a bogey on (a hole)

bo·geyedbo·gey·ing

Full Definition of BOGEY

transitive verb
:  to shoot (a hole in golf) in one over par

Examples of BOGEY

  1. She birdied the first hole but bogeyed the second hole.

First Known Use of BOGEY

1948

Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey
BOGEYED Defined for Kids

bogey

noun bo·gey
plural bogeys or bogies

Definition of BOGEY for Kids

1
\ˈb-gē, ˈbō-\ :  ghost, goblin
2
\ˈbō-gē, ˈb-gē\ :  something a person is afraid of without reason

Variants of BOGEY

bo·gey also bo·gie or bo·gy

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