from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hobgoblin; a bogey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A goblin; a frightful spectre or phantom; a bogy or bugbear.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A goblin; a specter; a frightful phantom; a bogy; a bugbear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A phantom; a specter; a hobgoblin; a bogy; a bugbear.
Scots bogill, perhaps ultimately from Welsh bwg, ghost, hobgoblin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)