boggart

/ (ˈbɒɡət) /

noun

Northern English dialect a ghost or poltergeist

Nearby words

  1. bogbean,
  2. bogey,
  3. bogey hole,
  4. bogey-hole,
  5. bogeyman,
  6. bogger,
  7. bogging,
  8. boggle,
  9. boggle the mind,
  10. boggler

Word Origin for boggart

perhaps from bog, variant of bug ² + -ard

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