bo·​gle ˈbō-gəl How to pronounce bogle (audio)
variants or less commonly boggle
dialectal British
: goblin, specter
also : an object of fear or loathing

Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1505, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bogle was circa 1505

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Cite this Entry

“Bogle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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