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

\ˈb-gē, ˈbō-, ˈbü-\ :  specter, phantom
\ˈbō-gē also ˈb- or ˈbü-\ :  a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment
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
\ˈbō-gē\ :  a numerical standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at especially in competition
\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


transitive verb \ˈbō-gē\

golf : to score a bogey on (a hole)

bo·geyed bo·gey·ing

Full Definition of BOGEY

:  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


Other General Sports Terms

kegler, mulligan, rappel, turkey


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