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bogy

1

or bogie

[ boh-gee; for 1, 2 also boog-ee, boo-gee ]
/ ˈboʊ gi; for 1, 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gi /
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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).
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Also bo·gey (for defs. 1-3) .

Origin of bogy

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

Other definitions for bogy (2 of 2)

bogy2
[ 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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