boogieman


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boog·ie·man

 (bo͝og′ē-măn′, bō′gē-, bo͞o′gē-)
n.
Variant of boogeyman.
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It took my friend a good 45 minutes to paint the boogieman on me, using her make-up kit.
Carbohydrates were the boogieman of early-aughts diet fads, and with multitudes "(https://www.
We're swept away on River Po flooding its banks with minchia piss of little me a real pisser tricked again in dream by waterbearer bedwetter boogieman.
Some patterns also sport lead dumbbell eyes, such as Galloup's Boogieman, or Nancy P, adding to their castable weight.
BOOGIEMAN The former first minister plays a recorder while a pathetic-looking puppet Miliband, apparently completely in his power, responds to every note THE Tories are using a bizarre cartoon to step up their drive to demonise Salmond.
For example, while younger preschool age children may fear the boogieman, the dark, and separation from parents, elementary school age children may begin to have more realistic fears such as drugs and violence, as a more developed cognitive structure allows children to make more abstract conceptualizations.
It seems like lightning is relegated to boogieman status, yet the natural phenomena is as prevalent and deadly today as when Ben Franklin considered the danger.
Far from being the ideological progressive boogieman the right keeps promising us, he is once again retooling and reconciling his policy to preserve the religiously affiliated safety net and to keep from alienating potential voters, while balancing the demand for real and fair access to birth control.
And, in order to achieve their objectives and drain all resources, they create an ever-living boogieman, a permanent enemy, and ubiquitous mirage of terror that must be preempted and chased across the globe.
There is a big boogieman running around and scaring people when it comes to the internet.
Even last year's boogieman of healthcare reform is casting less of a shadow: Fitch Ratings just brightened its outlook for the U.