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 the rest, Mr Orban can fall back on his familiar bogeymen: Mr Soros and an assortment of nefarious foreigners.
But in the 1970s, the bogeyman was rampant inflation, ignited by OPEC’s tripling of oil prices.
Nonetheless, Quill has become a bogeyman of politicians on the left and right.
And that's important, because Pelosi had been such an effective bogeyman for congressional Republicans for so long.
Many used the existence of the video to reinforce the notion of the African-American bogeyman.
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.
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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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