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



(also bogyman)noun
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊɡimæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊɡimæn//
(also bogey, bogy)(North American English also boogeyman)(pl. bogeymen, bogymen, (usually North American English)boogeymen
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊɡimen//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊɡimen//
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an imaginary evil spirit that is used to frighten children The bogeyman's coming!
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bogeyman