Pronunciation: (boog'ē-man", bō'gē-, bOO'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/bogeyman.html on line 73 [key]
an imaginary evil character of supernatural powers, esp. a mythical hobgoblin supposed to carry off naughty children. Also,bogyman,boogerman,boogeyman,boogieman.
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