Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of bogeyman.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Secondly - Jews arguably are closer to Muslims theologically and increasingly, are considered 'bogeymen' in the same way as the Jews were prior to the Holocaust.

    More anti-Seimitic attacks in London

  • Demons-why hadn't his father just said "bogeymen" and had done with it?

    Tran Siberian

  • Among the key revelations: Romney plans to define himself in opposition to the liberal state he governed -- Massachusetts -- which is identified in the document as one of his key "bogeymen," along with France, socialism, and Hollywood:

    My Hair's Too Perfect! Leaked Campaign Doc Shows Romney's Strategies And Fears

  • Even Massachusetts, where Romney has lived for almost 40 years, is listed as one of those "bogeymen," alongside liberalism and Hollywood values.

    My Hair's Too Perfect! Leaked Campaign Doc Shows Romney's Strategies And Fears

  • Mr. van Kempen says the village traces its origin to a penal colony, was settled by piratical Bugis fisherman from Sulawesi (whose ancestors were so naughty, he alleges, they inspired the English term "bogeymen").

    Never Yet Melted

  • Delanoë plays up his private-sector credentials as a former consultant and chides Socialists to stop battling "bogeymen" like "flexibility" and "competition."

    Socialist Showdown

  • In our case, this administration creates "bogeymen" as needed to perpetuate its fear-mongering on we, the people.

    Ascent from the War on Terror/Terrorism

  • It's fueled by hope for better days in America, a concept so antithetical to the rightists' junked-out need for a constant influx of "bogeymen" they've been trained well that they aren't able to process the notion that we don't hate our country, we just take great, full-throated exception to how it's being run by them.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: Fear and Loathing in the Nuttersphere

  • Demons — why hadn't his father just said "bogeymen" and had done with it?

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • April 1971 - Duvalier dies, and Jean-Claude declares himself president for life; he uses a secret police force called Tontons Macoutes (meaning "bogeymen") to enforce his policies.

    The Real Truth

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.