noun, plural bug·a·boos.
Examples from the Web for bugaboo
Gwyneth Paltrow wheeled her daughter Apple around London in a Bugaboo pram.
Not exactly a Bugaboo, sure, but it does have a nifty one-hand folding feature and weighs only 11 pounds.
Can we return the souped-up Bugaboo strollers and turn off the shiny iPhone rattles in favor of simpler tools for raising a child?
Over-optimistic forecasts, coupled with underperformance, have long been a GM bugaboo.
I should be a bugaboo to Owen—I should be fatally in the way.The Spoils of Poynton|Henry James
He either did not see me, or else decided that I was not a bugaboo.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
I should have gone 'clean daft' if the bugaboo had been permitted to show me the sights they presently promised.
To the man with too much ton mile on the brain the running of a train, the very object of the road's existence, becomes a bugaboo.Letters from an Old Railway Official|Charles DeLano Hine
And the laugh that followed helped a little to scare away the bugaboo his words had raised in my mind.Life on the Stage|Clara Morris
British Dictionary definitions for bugaboo
noun plural -boos
Word Origin for bugaboo
Word Origin and History for bugaboo
1843, earlier buggybow (1740), probably an alteration of bugbear (also see bug (n.)), but connected by Chapman ["Dictionary of American Slang"] with Bugibu, demon in the Old French poem "Aliscans" from 1141, which is perhaps of Celtic origin (cf. Cornish bucca-boo, from bucca "bogle, goblin").