bogie

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)

bogie

noun (2)
bo·​gie

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)

origin unknown

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bogie

Statistics for bogie

Cite this Entry

“Bogie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bogie. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Comments on bogie

What made you want to look up bogie? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!