American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
- n. A cause of annoyance or harassment.
- n. Sports The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
- n. Sports A golf score of one stroke over par.
- n. Slang An unidentified flying aircraft.
- n. Slang A detective or police officer.
- v. Sports To play (a hole in golf) scoring one stroke over par.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See bogy, bogyism.
- n. See bogie.
- n. archaic The Devil.
- n. An object of terror; a bugbear.
- n. One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
- n. UK A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
- n. engineering A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
- n. engineering a standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
- n. 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)
- n. golf A score of one over par in golf.
- v. golf To make a bogey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A goblin; a bugbear.
- n. (Golf) a score one stroke over par for a hole; formerly, the definition of
bogeywas 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.
- n. (Mil.) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile.
- n. an evil spirit
- n. an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
- v. to shoot in one stroke over par
- n. (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole
- Possibly variant of bogle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He again started sluggishly in the final round, taking bogey from the rough on No. 1 and having to save par from thick grass short of the green at No. 2.”
“Jerry Kelly was at 2 over until he took double bogey from the front of the 14th green, then rinsed one in the pond short of the 15th green for another bogey.”
“Paul Casey shot a 72 and was at 5-over 215 with Stephen Ames (73), Justin Rose (73) and Bubba Watson (75), who made a triple bogey from the left side of the ninth green but steadied himself with pars and a lone bogey the rest of the way.”
“After Woods made bogey from a greenside bunker at No. 18, missing a 10-foot putt, DiMarco still had to make his 5-footer to force a playoff.”
“He reeled off six consecutive pars before taking bogey from a greenside bunker at No. 8.”
“Parry actually led the championship with seven holes to play until he made a triple bogey from the rough on No. 12, which enabled Van de Velde to regain the lead.”
“- U.S. Open champion Lee Janzen was at 4-under until he took a double bogey from the back bunker on the par-3 12th.”
“Lawrie could have played cautiously, laid up with a wedge on his second shot and then hit another, shorter wedge shot into the green for a certain bogey 5 to secure his win.”
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“You go through the different floors of that factory and come to where they are making big electrical generators and you see guards around with their rifles because Russia's bogey is that somebody is trying to copy them all the time and steal their secrets.”
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