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bogey

noun bo·gey

Simple Definition of bogey

  • 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

Full Definition of bogey

plural bogeys also bogies

  1. 1 \ˈbu̇-gē, ˈbō-, ˈbü-\ :  specter, phantom

  2. 2 \ˈbō-gē also ˈbu̇- or ˈbü-\ :  a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment

  3. 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. 4 \ˈbō-gē\ :  a numerical standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at especially in competition

  5. 5 \ˈbō-gē\ :  an unidentified aircraft; especially :  one not positively identified as friendly and so assumed to be hostile

Examples of bogey

  1. He made a bogey on the second hole.

  2. He made bogey on the second hole.



Variants of bogey

also bo·gie or bo·gy

Origin of bogey

probably alteration of bogle


First Known Use: 1826

Rhymes with bogey


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bogey

play
verb bo·gey \ˈbō-gē\

Simple Definition of bogey

  • golf : to score a bogey on (a hole)

Full Definition of bogey

bo·geyedbo·gey·ing

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

Examples of bogey

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



1948

First Known Use of bogey

1948

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