Examples of bogeyman in a Sentence
My aunt used to say to my sister and me, “The bogeyman will get you if you're bad.”
a politician who is the familiar bogeyman of conservatives
Recent Examples of bogeyman from the Web
For years, media have done a real number on African-American people to make us out to be savages or the bogeyman incarnate.
But rather than confront the root causes, or maybe offer the federal government’s help, Sessions used the occasion to segue to Trump’s bogeyman: MS-13.
Bret Stephens, a colleague of Weiss’ in the opinion section at the Times, who seems to live for the thrill of being a bogeyman contrarian, came to Lipton’s defense.
That menace is a favorite bogeyman for deficit hawks in Congress.
Ladies and gentlemen, after tabulating the votes for all of the scary, terrorist bogeymen who killed American citizens in 2017, the award for the Domestic Extremists of the Year goes to: (Drumroll, please ... ) Racist white people!
Soros is a handy bogeyman, an all-purpose devil — a veritable Emmanuel Goldstein in Hungary.
This is another page in the Bliss playbook: find a bogeyman and make the race a referendum on that person.
Thanks for bringing up insomnia, every adult's bogeyman, emerging from the corners of your bedroom just as your head hits the pillow, determined to keep your brain, like a petulant teenager, from taking out its (protein) trash.
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BOGEYMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bogeyman for English Language Learners
: an imaginary monster that is used to frighten children
: a person who is hated or feared by a group of people
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