from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
  • noun A cause of annoyance or harassment.
  • noun A golf score of one stroke over par.
  • noun Chiefly British The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
  • noun Slang An unidentified flying aircraft.
  • noun Slang A detective or police officer.
  • noun Chiefly British Slang A piece of dried or semisolid nasal mucus; a booger.
  • transitive verb To play (a hole in golf) scoring one stroke over par.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bogy, bogyism.
  • noun See bogie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A goblin; a bugbear.
  • noun (Golf) a score one stroke over par for a hole; formerly, the definition of bogey was the same as that now used for par, i.e., an ideal score or number of strokes, for each hole, against which players compete; -- it was said to be so called because assumed to be the score of an imaginary first-rate player called Colonel Bogey. Now the standard score is called par.
  • noun (Mil.) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic The Devil.
  • noun An object of terror; a bugbear.
  • noun One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
  • noun UK A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
  • noun engineering A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
  • noun engineering a standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
  • noun military slang An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen, and often suspected to be hostile. (Also sometimes used as a synonym for bandit - an enemy aircraft)
  • noun golf A score of one over par in golf.
  • verb golf To make a bogey.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an evil spirit
  • noun an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  • verb to shoot in one stroke over par
  • noun (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Possibly variant of bogle.]


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