Definition of Bogeyman

1. Noun. An imaginary monster used to frighten children.

Exact synonyms: Booger, Boogeyman, Bugaboo, Bugbear
Generic synonyms: Monster



Definition of Bogeyman

1. Noun. A menacing, ghost-like monster in children's stories. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) Any make-believe threat, especially one used to intimidate or distract. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bogeyman

1. a terrifying creature [n BOGEYMEN]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bogeyman

bogarting
bogarts
bogatyr
bogatyrs
bogbean
bogbeans
bogberries
bogberry
bogdanovite
bogey
bogey man
bogeyed
bogeying
bogeyism
bogeyisms
bogeyman (current term)
bogeymen
bogeypeople
bogeyperson
bogeypersons
bogeys
bogeywoman
bogeywomen
boggard
boggards
boggart
boggarts
bogged
bogged down
bogged off

Literary usage of Bogeyman

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1. Europe: Dimensions of Peace by Björn Hettne (1988)
"Of course, the Soviet bogeyman is also used in the United States and inside the West for internal political purposes; and, ipso facto, the imperialist ..."

2. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1913)
"... Why socialists preach discontent; How the people may acquire the trusts; TV "private property" bogeyman; Socialism the lone f<* of war; Why socialists ..."

3. The Church and the Changing Order by Shailer Mathews (1907)
"To them the entire matter is a bogeyman raised by scholars. But even they feel the influence of the atmosphere which materialism is creating, ..."

4. South Florida Ecosystem Restoration: Joint Hearing Before the Committee on edited by Craig Thomas (1999)
"... industry that is in any kind of a developmental stage in Florida, quite the opposite. The real bogeyman out there is the urban water needs relating to ..."

5. American Civilization and the Negro: The Afro-American in Relation to by Charles Victor Roman (1916)
"... explanation can be given of the power in the South of what the learned contributing editor of the New York Age calls "bogeyman" politics and economics. ..."

6. Reminiscences of My childhood and Youth by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"That at once made the bogeyman less terrible. And perhaps that was the reason Maren's threat: "Now, if you are not good, the bogey-man will come and take ..."

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