Also bo·gy, bo·gie .Military. an unidentified aircraft or missile, especially one detected as a blip on a radar screen.
Golf. to make a bogey on (a hole): Arnold Palmer bogeyed the 18th hole.
Other definitions for bogey (2 of 3)
a swim; bathe.
to swim; bathe.
Other definitions for bogey (3 of 3)
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How to use bogey in a sentence
The friendship is such that even in his disappointment after a bogey at 18 on Monday, even after riding out an interminable week interrupted by a hurricane, Rahm was waiting to congratulate Finau after he won in a playoff.Fatherhood, a major championship, covid (twice): It has been a year for Jon Rahm | Barry Svrluga | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
He then bogeyed two of the final four holes to miss a playoff with Finau and Cameron Smith by two shots.Fatherhood, a major championship, covid (twice): It has been a year for Jon Rahm | Barry Svrluga | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
The Spaniard had a chance to force a three-way playoff with Finau and Smith but made a bogey at No.With the BMW Championship (and FedEx Cup playoffs), the PGA Tour is finally back in Maryland | Gene Wang | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
Much of the fun came from other people’s reactions to landing bogeys or particularly clean shots.‘Mario Golf: Super Rush’ brings the putting green to your living room | Shannon Liao | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
That day in Louisville was the day Rickie Fowler really thought he could win and felt the sting of nibbling closely and a 45-year-old Phil Mickelson wound up bemoaning that bogey on No.Returning to a scene of his prime, Rory McIlroy reminds us how hard majors are to win | Chuck Culpepper | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
The last two sentences quoted above seem to me needlessly bogey-hunting.
Note: This article has been corrected to note that bogey passed away in 1957, four years before The Jockey Club opened in 1961.
So dies the invasion of England bogey which, from first to last, has wrought us an infinity of harm.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
"Bery good," said bogey, as he instantly disappeared through the gate.
Glancing up, he espied the black face of bogey looking down upon him.
bogey heard it also, and involuntarily put his hands on big stomach and made a comically wry face.
Just at this crisis bogey, with his eyes glaring and his white teeth fully exposed, thrust his black face from the foliage.
British Dictionary definitions for bogey (1 of 2)
an evil or mischievous spirit
something that worries or annoys
a score of one stroke over par on a hole: Compare par (def. 5)
obsolete a standard score for a hole or course, regarded as one that a good player should make
slang a piece of dried mucus discharged from the nose
air force slang an unidentified or hostile aircraft
slang a detective; policeman
(tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke over par
British Dictionary definitions for bogey (2 of 2)
to bathe or swim
a bathe or swim
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