noun \ˈbȯig\

Definition of Boyg



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of boyg

Norwegian bøig bugbear, ogre, bend, curve; akin to Old Norse beygja to bend — more at 1bow

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to criticize severely

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