Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of bogeyman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an imaginary monster used to frighten children

Etymologies

boogey +‎ -man (Wiktionary)

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