from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of bogeyman.
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- n. Alternative spelling of bogeyman.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, or an imaginary monster, used to frighten children, etc.
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- n. an imaginary monster used to frighten children
boogey + -man (Wiktionary)