boogerman

[ boo g-er-man, boo-ger- ]
/ ˈbʊg ərˌmæn, ˈbu gər- /
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noun, plural boog·er·men.

South Midland and Southern U.S. bogeyman.

Origin of boogerman

blend of booger and bogeyman

Definition for boogerman (2 of 2)

bogeyman

or bo·gy·man, boog·er·man, boog·ey·man, boog·ie·man

[ boo g-ee-man, boh-gee-, boo- ]
/ ˈbʊg iˌmæn, ˈboʊ gi-, ˈbu- /

noun, plural bo·gey·men.

an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, especially a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children.

Origin of bogeyman

1885–90; bogey1 (variant of bogy1, in the sense “a hobgoblin, evil spirit”) + man1
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British Dictionary definitions for boogerman

bogeyman

/ (ˈbəʊɡɪˌmæn) /

noun plural -men

a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children

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