noun (1)
bo·​gie | \ ˈbō-gē How to pronounce bogie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural bogies also bogeys

Definition of bogie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a low strongly built cart
2a chiefly British : a swiveling railway truck
b : the driving-wheel assembly consisting of the rear four wheels of a 6-wheel automotive truck
3 : a small supporting or aligning wheel (as on the inside perimeter of a tank tread)


noun (2)

less common spelling of

1 \ ˈbu̇-​gē How to pronounce bogie (audio) , ˈbō-​ , ˈbü-​ \ : specter, phantom
2 \ ˈbō-​gē also  ˈbu̇-​ or  ˈbü-​ How to pronounce bogie (audio) \ : a source of fear, perplexity, or harassment
3 \ ˈbō-​gē How to pronounce bogie (audio) \ golf
a : one stroke over par on a hole made a bogey on the second hole
b chiefly British, dated : an average golfer's score used as a standard for a particular hole or course He was the sort of player who does the first two holes in one under bogey and then takes an eleven at the third.— P. G. Wodehouse
4 \ ˈbō-​gē How to pronounce bogie (audio) \ : a numerical standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at especially in competition
5 \ ˈbō-​gē How to pronounce bogie (audio) \ : an unidentified aircraft especially : one not positively identified as friendly and so assumed to be hostile

First Known Use of bogie

Noun (1)

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bogie

Noun (1)

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“Bogie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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