[boo g-er-man, boo-ger-]
- South Midland and Southern U.S. bogeyman.
Origin of boogerman
or bo·gy·man, boog·er·man, boog·ey·man, boog·ie·man
[boo g-ee-man, boh-gee-, boo-]
- an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.
Origin of bogeyman
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Examples from the Web for boogerman
She grabbed the Boogerman an' give him the Putmon county witch-hug.
I'm reely sorry she didn't see you shoot the Boogerman, be jigger'd ef I ain't.
"Make her git outdoors, an' take the fresh air," suggested the Boogerman.
He had begun to occupy the niche vacated by the Boogerman her Dah had threatened her with in her nursery.Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man
Marie Conway Oemler
When she was a child she remembered white children and colored playing “No Boogerman Tonight.”Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
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- a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children
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Word Origin and History for boogerman
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