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bogle

[ boh-guhl, bog-uhl ]
/ ˈboʊ gəl, ˈbɒg əl /
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noun

a bogy; specter.

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Also bog·gle [bog-uhl] /ˈbɒg əl/ .

Origin of bogle

1495–1505; bog (variant of bug2 “bugbear, hobgoblin”) + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for bogle (1 of 2)

bogle1
/ (ˈbəʊɡəl, ˈbɒɡ-) /

noun

a dialect or archaic word for bogey 1 (def. 1)
Scot a scarecrow

Word Origin for bogle

C16: from Scottish bogill, perhaps from Gaelic; compare Welsh bygel; see bug ²

British Dictionary definitions for bogle (2 of 2)

bogle2
/ (ˈbəʊɡəl) /

noun

a rhythmic dance, originating in the early 1990s, performed to ragga music

verb

(intr) to perform such a dance
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