boggart

noun bog·gart \ ˈbägə(r)t \

Definition of boggart

plural -s
1 dialectal, chiefly British
a :goblin
b :a specter or ghost; especially :one that is believed to be malicious
2 dialectal, chiefly British :scarecrow

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Origin and Etymology of boggart

earlier boggard, buggard, from 1bug + -ard


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