boggart

noun bog·gart \ˈbägə(r)t\

Definition of boggart

plural

-s

  1. 1 dialectal, chiefly British a :  goblin b :  a specter or ghost; especially :  one that is believed to be malicious

  2. 2 dialectal, chiefly British :  scarecrow

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Origin and Etymology of boggart

earlier boggard, buggard, from 1bug + -ard


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