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See also: bug-a-boo



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bugaboo (plural bugaboos)

  1. Alternative spelling of bug-a-boo
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lecture I:
      At any rate you must all be ready now to judge the religious life by its results exclusively, and I shall assume that the bugaboo of morbid origin will scandalize your piety no more.