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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bogle 'evil spirit' (16-20 centuries), from bug 'something causing great fear' (14-18 centuries)

bogey

noun
     
Related topics: Golf, Folklore
bo‧gey, bogie [countable]
1DSG technical when you take one more shot than par (=the usual number of shots) to get the ball into the hole in golf [↪ birdie, eagle]
2 a problem or difficult situation that makes you feel anxious
bogey of
the bogey of recession
3 British English informal a piece of mucus from inside your nose
4RF a bogeyman

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