bogle

[boh-guh l, bog-uh l]

noun

a bogy; specter.

Also boggle.

Origin of bogle

1495–1505; bog (variant of bug2 bugbear, hobgoblin) + -le
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bogle

1

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

bogle

2

noun

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

verb

(intr) to perform such a dance
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