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  • noun Plural form of boogyman.


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  • They carefully stoke their anger and insecurities and provide them with plenty of “boogymen” – in this case “liberals”, and then they hope that as many of these simple minded folks as possible show up in the voting booth.

    R.N.C. Deletes Comments on Obama Parody Site - The Caucus Blog - 2008

  • If the puppeteers were serious about threatening us, they'd fill our ears and eyes with dystopian boogymen, because that's the real alternative to the financial fantasy we're riding.

    Short Story: "Foreclosed Future" (part 11 of a series) 2009

  • Yes Israel we know the Holocaust happened, we know how painful it was to you and Jewish ancestors-but it is wrong to keep creating boogymen for yourselves as a result.

    Matthew Yglesias » Either / Or 2007

  • It allows for time for the candidates to be vetted, time to exhaust all those skeletons, red herrings, and boogymen that distract rather than inform, time to see how the candidates weather the day-to-day storms and fickle electorate, and time to see which positions the candidates hold firm on and which they are willing to compromise on.

    Are you undecided? 2008

  • And it won't be al-Qaida or Iran or any of Bush's other boogymen, but Big Bertha, Inc. behind it all.

    Food For Thought 2008

  • It was all I could do not to think of all the boogymen out there in the cold dark night!

    Archive 2008-06-01 Darrin 2008

  • Amazing that people in this country allow their leaders to dip WAY below common decency to battle the boogymen their leaders describe to them.

    Think Progress » ALLEN: “A Likely Scenario For What Happened Today Is Patrick Fitzgerald Got Some Indictments” 2005

  • Bush-Cheney either thinks this is a winning issue for them GWOT, islamic boogymen, etc. or an issue of negligent impact.

    Firedoglake » Good On Ya 2006

  • I live in Canada and although we do a lot of stupid stuff here thank god we are not getting so scared that we see boogymen and terrorists in every situation.

    Student Arrested for Writing a Short Story 2005

  • The joint boogymen of "the Hebes and the moneymen" expose the protesters as naive layabouts you see flopping in the streets, looking for easy answers.

    News - 2011


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