or bo·gy·man, boog·er·man, boog·ey·man, boog·ie·man
noun, plural bo·gey·men.
Examples from the Web for bogeyman
What went before, an interim framework agreement that caused a great deal of controversy, is no longer the bogeyman.P5+1 Talks Drill Down On The Future Of Iran’s Nukes|Michael Adler|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Insurance is a large and varied industry, and frequently plays the heavy and bogeyman, especially the health insurers.
“China has replaced Japan as the bogeyman of East Asia in terms of international investment,” said Milhaupt.Softbank’s Acquisition of Sprint Latest Big Japanese Buy|Matthew Zeitlin|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Hamas remains the bogeyman, much as the PLO was, before Madrid and Oslo, but with some crucial differences.
Decoding the laugh track of the CNN Debate in Arizona, featuring references to George Costanza and bogeyman Mike Dukakis.Tactical Humorist: Gingrich Referees, Romney Channels Costanza, Santorum on Dukakis|Mark Katz|February 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST