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).

Nearby words

  1. bogotá,
  2. bogtrotter,
  3. bogue,
  4. bogus,
  5. bogwood,
  6. bogyman,
  7. boh,
  8. bohai,
  9. bohea,
  10. bohemia

Also bo·gey (for defs 1–3).

Origin of bogy

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

bogy

2
[ boh-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi /

noun, plural bo·gies.

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British Dictionary definitions for bogy

bogy

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪ) /

noun plural -gies

a variant spelling of bogey 1, bogie 1
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