bogie

1 of 2

noun (1)

bo·​gie ˈbō-gē How to pronounce bogie (audio)
variants or less commonly bogey
plural bogies also bogeys
1
: a low strongly built cart
2
a
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

2 of 2

noun (2)

bo·​gie

less common spelling of bogey entry 1

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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

origin unknown

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bogie was in 1835

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“Bogie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bogie. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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