bogle

noun
bo·​gle | \ ˈbō-gəl How to pronounce bogle (audio) \
variants: or less commonly boggle \ ˈbä-​gəl How to pronounce boggle (audio) \

Definition of bogle

dialectal British
: goblin, specter also : an object of fear or loathing

First Known Use of bogle

circa 1505, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bogle

origin unknown

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“Bogle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bogle. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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