American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The devil: often as a quasi-proper name, and usually with an epithet (in this use with a capital): as, Old Bogy.
- n. A hobgoblin; a bugbear.
- n. Alternative form of bogey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear.
- n. an evil spirit
- n. an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
“Bugaboo is from the archaic term bogy boo -- a term for a hobgoblin or anything that haunts, bothers, bugs, harasses, irks, annoys, or frightens, like the bogeyman.”
“James O'Connor, still only 21 but already with 28 Test caps, wasn't even born the last time Australia won in Auckland in 1986 and said the so-called bogy ground held no fears for the new-age Wallabies.”
“Yet, all the same, I know he had to keep his guesses and half-formed opinions pretty well to himself; for the Old Man and the First Mate chaffed him unmercifully about his "bogy".”
“bogy," changed their minds and sidled toward the Democratic lines.”
“I hunted in Alaska last october for caribou and anyone who wants to shoot a moose in the tundra or bogy bottoms and get the meat out is tough!”
“It is disappointing to hear President Obama follow the tired public-manipulation tactic of raising a rag-tag army or third-rate dictator to bogy-man status.”
“America's present day myths (Our Health Care System is the best those inferiors that can't make it are the cause of our being robbed of our rights, Obama is a foreigner, Sotomayor is a racist, if we drill domestically we will be OK) are precipitant arguments which address the needs of those who have to focus on outside bogy men.”
“Some might think that this strategy is targeted at the so-called "Security Mom" demographic -- women supposedly so frightened by the terrorist bogy man that they will forsake all other concerns, like reproductive choice and health care, and vote Republican.”
“For, as the vapours came up out of the hole, the bogy smelt them with his nostrils, and combed them and sorted them with his combs; and then, when they steamed up through them against his wings, they were changed into showers and streams of metal.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘bogy’.
Im savin it for later
cool beans dude
hit me man
Get a life dude
Turned this up on etymonline.com (link). It's amazing.
1937, coined in the fantasy tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973).
On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole...
Different names for Old Boy, and other demons that might possess us.
Looking for tweets for bogy.