Definition of bogey noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbəʊɡi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊɡi//
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  1. 1(also bogy) a thing that causes fear, often without reason
  2. 2(also bogy) (both British English) (North American English booger) (informal) a piece of dried mucus from inside your nose
  3. 3 (also bogy) = bogeyman
  4. 4(in golf) a score of one stroke over par (= the standard score for a hole) compare birdie, eagle See related entries: Golf
  5. Word Originsense 4 late 19th cent.: perhaps from Bogey, denoting the Devil, regarded as an imaginary player. senses 1 to 3 mid 19th cent. (as a proper name applied to the Devil): of unknown origin.
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