Definition of Boggart

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of boggard) ¹



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Definition of Boggart

1. bogle [n -S] - See also: bogle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boggart

bogey man
bogeyed
bogeying
bogeyism
bogeyisms
bogeyman
bogeymen
bogeypeople
bogeyperson
bogeypersons
bogeys
bogeywoman
bogeywomen
boggard
boggards
boggart (current term)
boggarts
bogged
bogged down
bogged off
bogger
boggers
boggery
boggier
boggiest
boggily
bogginess
bogginesses
bogging
bogging down

Literary usage of Boggart

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1. The Fairy Mythology: Illustrative of the Romance and Superstition of Various by Thomas Keightley (1905)
"Sometimes their bread and butter would be snatched away, or their porringers of bread and milk be capsized by an invisible hand ; for the boggart never let ..."

2. Papers of the Manchester Literary Club by Manchester Literary Club (1880)
"THE NORTH OF ENGLAND DOMESTIC OR "FLITTING" boggart: ITS SCANDINAVIAN ORIGIN. ... This boggart is variously known as Puck, Robin Goodfellow, and Hobgoblin. ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"Perhaps a corruption of bun-boggart. See NED. bulled, swollen. B. Jonson, Sad Shepherd, i. 2 (George). ..."

4. Traditions, Superstitions, and Folklore, (chiefly Lancashire and the North by Charles Hardwick (1872)
""boggart," by some writers is regarded as the Lancashire cognomen for " Puck" or " Robin Goodfellow." Certainly there are, or were, many boggarts whose ..."

5. Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents, and Strange Events by Sabine Baring-Gould (1900)
"THE boggart OF HELLEN-POT. A TALE OF THE YORKSHIRE MOORS.1 I TOOK the opportunity last autumn, just before the breakup of the weather, of shaking off the ..."

6. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1898)
"A party of members visited boggart Hole Clough in the afternoon, and were very much delighted with the development of this fine ground. ..."

7. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"H. Miss LAHKE. lonesome clough, many a quiet stream and ancient building, is the reputed haunt of some local sprite or boggart. ..."

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