Boyg

noun
\ ˈbȯig\
plural -s

Definition of Boyg

: a formless or pervasive obstacle, problem, or enemy (such as despair or public apathy or popular ignorance) battling against the great amorphous Boyg— Graham Greene

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History and Etymology for Boyg

Norwegian bøig bugbear, ogre, bend, curve; akin to Old Norse beygja to bend

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