Examples of bugaboo in a Sentence
politicians complaining about that old bugaboo, high oil prices
doing one's tax returns are a real bugaboo for some people
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All have been bugaboos of conservative Republicans for many years.
And this one is free of all the nasty jungle bugaboos that usually enjoy dining on visitors.
Connecticut and Illinois are the poster states for that old bugaboo of pension and retiree health obligations.
The woes inside the division have been a year-long bugaboo.
How about banning specific weapons, such as the left's biggest bugaboo — the evil AR-15?
South Carolina’s offense has been a real bugaboo since losing wide receiver Deebo Samuel for the season.
Jugar has won several tournaments and recently fired a 4-under par at Mission Trials, so this bugaboo on 18 isn’t all-consuming every round.
But he also was called for holding while in pass coverage, a bugaboo that hounded him last season.
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Origin and Etymology of bugaboo
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
Synonymsbête noire, black beast, bogey, bugbear, dread, hobgoblin, ogre
Related Wordsapparition, ghost, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, wraith; banshee, bogeyman (also bogyman), demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp, incubus; fright, horrible, horror, monster, monstrosity, terror; bane, curse, enemy, plague, scourge, torment; abomination, anathema
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