boggart

noun
bog·​gart | \ ˈbägə(r)t\
plural -s

Definition of boggart

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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History and Etymology for boggart

earlier boggard, buggard, from bug entry 1 + -ard

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