noun, plural boog·ey·men.
Origin of boogeyman
or bo·gy·man, boog·er·man, boog·ey·man, boog·ie·man
noun, plural bo·gey·men.
Origin of bogeyman
Examples from the Web for boogeyman
Are you curious, as I am, to know the literal meaning of the word or phrase Griswold translated as “boogeyman”?Beauty and Subversion in the Secret Poems of Afghan Women|Daniel Bosch|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The news quickly took Washington by storm, earning Cantor the nickname the “boogeyman.”John Boehner’s Holiday Photo Snub & More Petty Political Moments|Abby Haglage|December 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So, every story in Night Shift, especially “The Boogeyman” and “I Am the Doorway”—was huge for me.
He was generally considered the number one fighter in the game, going by the nickname of The Boogeyman.Derek Boogaard: The Player Hockey Hooked by Feeding Him Painkillers|Buzz Bissinger|June 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now that we are in the run of the play, our stage manager has the crystal backstage to ward off the boogeyman.Cynthia Nixon on Bisexuality & Her New Role in ‘Wit’|Kevin Sessums|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Now that we knew Oswalds you know they really think we are boogeyman or something.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy