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a hobgoblin; something that haunts, harasses, or frightens
Not to be confused with:
bogey – in golf, to score one stroke over par on a hole: He made a bogey on the last hole.
boggy – wet and spongy; containing bogs: a boggy field

bo·gy 1

 (bō′gē, bo͝og′ē, bo͞o′gē)
Variant of bogey.

bo·gy 2

Variant of bogie1.


n, pl -gies
a variant spelling of bogey1, bogie1


or bo•gey

(ˈboʊ gi, ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi)

n., pl. -gies or -geys.
1. a hobgoblin.
2. anything that haunts, frightens, or harasses.
[1830–40; bog, variant of obsolete bug bogy; see bogle]


(ˈboʊ gi)

n., pl. -gies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bogy - an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
aircraft - a vehicle that can fly
2.bogy - an evil spirit
evil spirit - a spirit tending to cause harm


also bogy or bogie

A supernatural being, such as a ghost:
Informal: spook.
Regional: haunt.
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Railways Additional General Manager Zubair Shafi Ghauri said he had seen pictures and video footage on social media that the passengers travel on the roofs of trains, engines and train guard bogy.
According to rescue sources, Tezgam Express train was going to Karachi from Lahore when all of sudden, fire broke out in bogy number 09 after which the fire caught bogy 10 as soon as the train reached near Rahimyar Khan.