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bogeyman (n.)

16c.; see bogey (n.1) + man (n.).

updated on August 11, 2012

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Definitions of bogeyman from WordNet

bogeyman (n.)
an imaginary monster used to frighten children;
Synonyms: bugbear / bugaboo / boogeyman / booger
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