plural -s
: a formless or pervasive obstacle, problem, or enemy (such as despair or public apathy or popular ignorance)
battling against the great amorphous BoygGraham Greene

Word History


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

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“Boyg.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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