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A hobgoblin; a bogey.

[Scots bogill, perhaps ultimately from Welsh bwg, ghost, hobgoblin.]


(ˈbəʊɡəl; ˈbɒɡ-)
1. a dialect or archaic word for bogey11
2. (Agriculture) Scot a scarecrow
[C16: from Scottish bogill, perhaps from Gaelic; compare Welsh bygel; see bug2]


(Dancing) a rhythmic dance, originating in the early 1990s, performed to ragga music
(Dancing) (intr) to perform such a dance


(ˈboʊ gəl, ˈbɒg əl)

also boggle

a bogy; specter.
[1495–1505; bog (variant of obsolete bug bogy, Middle English bugge scarecrow, demon + -le]
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A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
References in classic literature ?
From your account," said he, "I'm thinking it was a bogle.
At the cashier's desk sits Bogle, cold, sordid, slow, smouldering, and takes your money.
It was in this state that Master Tom lay at half-past seven on the morning following the day of his arrival, and from his clean little white bed watched the movements of Bogle (the generic name by which the successive shoeblacks of the School-house were known), as he marched round from bed to bed, collecting the dirty shoes and boots, and depositing clean ones in their places.
The noise of the room- door closing behind Bogle, as he made his exit with the shoebasket under his arm, roused him thoroughly, and he sat up in bed and looked round the room.
These bans an' wafts an' boh-ghosts an' bar-guests an' bogles an' all anent them is only fit to set bairns an' dizzy women a'belderin'.
Kevin Bogle, 41, withdrew cash from the bank account of widowed 70-yearold David Bogle on 12 separate occasions.
Harold Bogle has been named as chairman of IBD, while Didier Denat and Malcolm Price will succeed him as co-heads of its global financial sponsors group.
GATESHEAD have missed out on top summer target Omar Bogle after the 22-yearold hot shot opted instead to sign for National League rivals Grimsby Town.
The league's top scorer Omar Bogle gave the visitors a 10thminute lead and the Seagulls went further behind on 28 minutes when Bogle made it 2-0.
Bay made a poor start and never recovered, the league's top scorer, Omar Bogle, giving the visitors a 10th-minute lead.
On 25 minutes Lowestoft keeper Ashlee Jones again saved with his feet to deny Bogle, but on 35 minutes he could do nothing to deny Reece Fleet as the Solihull midfielder scored from Beswick's cross.
Bogle tells us: "Well the suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame, The killing the dying, it was all done in vain.