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A hobgoblin; a bogey.
[Scots bogill, perhaps ultimately from Welsh bwg, ghost, hobgoblin.]
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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
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bo•gle(ˈboʊ gəl, ˈbɒg əl)
a bogy; specter.
[1495–1505; bog (variant of obsolete bug bogy, Middle English bugge scarecrow, demon + -le]
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