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bo·gey·man(bo͝og′ē-măn′, bo͞o′gē-, bō′gē-)
Variant of boogeyman.
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n, pl -men
a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children
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bo•gey•man(ˈbʊg iˌmæn, ˈboʊ gi-, ˈbu-)
n., pl. -men.
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, esp. a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
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|Noun||1.||bogeyman - an imaginary monster used to frighten children|
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
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bogeyman[ˈbəʊgɪˌmæn] N (bogeymen (pl)) → coco m
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bogeyman[ˈbəʊgɪˌmæn] n → babau m inv
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