[boo g-ee-man, boo-gee-]
noun, plural boog·ie·men.
or bo·gy·man, boog·er·man, boog·ey·man, boog·ie·man
[boo g-ee-man, boh-gee-, boo-]
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
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Related Words for boogiemanphantom, hobgoblin, monster, bugbear, visitant, apparition, bugaboo, bogeyman, specter, boggle, phantasma, spook, goblin, phantasm, spirit, wraith, boogeyman, bogey, bogle, bogyman
noun plural -men
a person, real or imaginary, used as a threat, esp to children
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