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boogeyman

play
noun boo·gey·man \ˈbu̇-gē-ˌman, ˈbü-\

Definition of boogeyman



Variants of boogeyman

also

boogerman

play \ˈbu̇-gər-, ˈbü-\

Origin and Etymology of boogeyman

by alteration


First Known Use: circa 1850


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