bogeyman

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bo·gey·man

 (bo͝og′ē-măn′, bo͞o′gē-, bō′gē-)
n.
Variant of boogeyman.

bogeyman

(ˈbəʊɡɪˌmæn)
n, pl -men
a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children

bo•gey•man

(ˈbʊg iˌmæn, ˈboʊ gi-, ˈbu-)

also boogeyman



n., pl. -men.
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, esp. a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bogeyman - an imaginary monster used to frighten childrenbogeyman - an imaginary monster used to frighten children
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts

bogeyman

noun
A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
Translations
mörkö

bogeyman

[ˈbəʊgɪˌmæn] N (bogeymen (pl)) → coco m

bogeyman

pl <bogeymen> → Butzemann m, → schwarzer Mann

bogeyman

[ˈbəʊgɪˌmæn] nbabau m inv
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