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bugaboo

noun

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something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason
  • doing one's tax returns is a real bugaboo for a lot of people

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The first known use of bugaboo was in 1598

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“Bugaboo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bugaboo. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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