bogeyman

See also: bogey man

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From bogey +‎ -man.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbəʊ.ɡɪˌmæn/, /ˈbəʊ.ɡiˌmæn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈboʊ.ɡiˌmæn/, /ˈbʊɡ.iˌmæn/, /ˈbu.ɡiˌmæn/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈbu.ɡiˌmæn/

NounEdit

bogeyman (plural bogeymen)

  1. A menacing, ghost-like monster in children's stories.
  2. (by extension) Any make-believe threat, especially one used to intimidate or distract.

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