bogey

1
[ boh-gee; for 2 also boo g-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi; for 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /

noun, plural bo·geys.

Golf.
  1. a score of one stroke over par on a hole.
  2. par1(def 3).
Also bogy, bogie. 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.

Origin of bogey

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

Definition for bogey (2 of 5)

bogey

2
[ 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
< Dharuk, equivalent to bū- bathe + -gi past tense marker

Definition for bogey (3 of 5)

bogey

3
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /
(sometimes initial capital letter)Slang.

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

Origin of bogey

3
1965–70; in reference to Bogey or Bogie, nickname of Humphrey Bogart

Definition for bogey (4 of 5)

bogy

1

or bogie

[ boh-gee; for 1, 2 also boo g-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi; for 1, 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /

noun, plural bo·gies.

a hobgoblin; evil spirit.
anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses.
something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered, etc.: Fear is the major bogy of novice mountain climbers. A speed of 40 knots is a bogy for motorboats.
Military. bogey1(def 3).
Also bo·gey (for defs 1–3).

Origin of bogy

1
1830–40; bog, variant of bug2 (noun) + -y2

Definition for bogey (5 of 5)

Bogart

[ boh-gahrt ]
/ ˈboʊ gɑrt /

noun

Humphrey (DeForest)BogieorBogey, 1899–57, U.S. motion-picture actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for bogey (1 of 5)

bogey

1

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 5)

bogey

2

bogie

Australian

verb

to bathe or swim

noun

a bathe or swim

Word Origin for bogey

C19: from a native Australian language

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (3 of 5)

bogart

/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /

verb

(tr) slang to monopolize or keep (something, esp a marijuana cigarette) to oneself selfishly

Word Origin for bogart

C20: after Humphrey Bogart, on account of his alleged greed for marijuana

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (4 of 5)

Bogart

/ (ˈbəʊɡɑːt) /

noun

Humphrey (DeForest). nicknamed Bogie . 1899–1957, US film actor: his films include High Sierra (1941), Casablanca (1942), The Big Sleep (1946), The African Queen (1951), and The Caine Mutiny (1954)

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (5 of 5)

bogy

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of bogey 1, bogie 1
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