Thesaurus

bogey

noun
variants: also

bogie

or

bogy

Synonyms and Antonyms of bogey

  1. 1 something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason math and math tests have long been bogeys for many students Synonyms of bogey bête noire, black beast, bugaboo, bugbear, dread, hobgoblin, ogre Words Related to bogey apparition, 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

  2. 2 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people the child believed bogeys lived in the closet Synonyms of bogey apparition, ghost (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, shadow, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithWords Related to bogey angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp



Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

spoken rather than written

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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