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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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Where there was genuine fear that big bad Sam Allardyce, every Geordie's bogyman, was waiting to inflict more bitter pain upon the righteous there is now a belief that United have the forward power to rattle their opposition.
El caso del Santo Nino de la Guardia, que, como ha indicado Haliczer, oficializo en 1490-1491 el folclore antijudio y lo extendio de modo claro a los judaizantes, condenso de forma paradigmatica aquellos elementos recien enumerados: <<La Guardia case served to create in the public imagination a kind of bogyman, a larger-than-life image of the Jew/converso who was at once child murderer, blood sucker, rebel, and demonic sorcerer who sought to reverse the diviniely established order of things by destroying Christianity>> (76).
The American public, one of the most gullible populations in the world, is tripping and falling over itself to the accept the new narrative that the Islamic State is the new Hitler, the new bogyman, the new "weapons of mass destruction" horror that will require massive open-ended military intervention and hundreds of billions of dollars for years to come.
Chavez is one of the American right-wing's favorite bogyman, because Chavez helps the people instead of bleeding them for the rich, which is Washington's way.
One western official familiar with the matter derided the arrests as simply "using the Baath bogyman" to crack down on government opponents.
For many, Mubarak served as a safety valve for the Muslim Brotherhood threat; the bogyman the former regime exploited so cunningly to prevent people from attempting to instigate any change.
That recoil has further emboldened IsraelAAEs enemies, who are no longer intimidated by the American bogyman. IsraelAAEs desperate attempt at using its own military to achieve its grand objectives has also failed, and miserably so.
That recoil has further emboldened Israel's enemies, who are no longer intimidated by the American bogyman. Israel's desperate attempt at using its own military to achieve its grand objectives has also failed, and miserably so.
(3) Although there may not have been many Jews in England in the late 16th century because of the Expulsion of 1290, the image of the Jew as a kind of Renaissance bogyman was current, as attested to by Barabas in Christopher Marlowe's The Jew of Malta (1589).
In this household the circumcision doctor is treated the same way many Western households treat the bogyman. Unfortunately, outside the walls of Nene's compound, up and down the length and breadth of this small country and far beyond its borders, the circumcision doctor is real.
By 1969, writes Preece in the same volume, Grass had become an institution, "a menace to the stuffy and staid, a bogyman for the conservative and the provincial, but a pillar of the liberal establishment which took power after Brandt's epoch-making election victory" (18).
Avnery, U 2005, 'The bogyman: peace and the Israeli military mind', Borderlands, vol.