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bogey

1
[ boh-gee; for 2 also boog-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi; for 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /
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noun, plural bo·geys.
Golf.
  1. a score of one stroke over par on a hole.
  2. par1 (def. 3).
Also bo·gy, bo·gie .Military. an unidentified aircraft or missile, especially one detected as a blip on a radar screen.
verb (used with object), bo·geyed, bo·gey·ing.
Golf. to make a bogey on (a hole): Arnold Palmer bogeyed the 18th hole.
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Origin of bogey

1
First recorded in 1890–95; spelling variant of bogy2

Other definitions for bogey (2 of 3)

bogey2
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /
Australian

noun, plural bo·geys.
a swim; bathe.
verb (used without object), bo·geyed, bo·gey·ing.
to swim; bathe.

Origin of bogey

2
First recorded in 1845–50; from Dharuk, equivalent to bū- “bathe” + -gi past tense marker

Other definitions for bogey (3 of 3)

bogey3
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /
(sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.

verb (used with or without object), noun, bo·geyed, bo·gey·ing,plural bo·geys.

Origin of bogey

3
First recorded in 1985–90; in reference to Bogey or Bogie, nickname of Humphrey Bogart
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British Dictionary definitions for bogey (1 of 2)

bogey1

bogy

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun
verb
(tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke over par

Word Origin for bogey

C19: probably related to bug ² and bogle 1; compare bugaboo

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (2 of 2)

bogey2

bogie

Australian

verb
to bathe or swim
noun
a bathe or swim

Word Origin for bogey

C19: from a native Australian language
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