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bogey


bogey

noun

Definition of BOGEY

1
something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason <math and math tests have long been bogeys for many students>
2
the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people <the child believed bogeys lived in the closet>
Synonyms apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraith
Related Words angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgÀnger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp

Variants of BOGEY

bogey also bogie or bogy
February 27, 2015
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