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Meaning of bogy

bo•gy

Pronunciation: (bō'gē for 1, 2 also b&oobreveg'ē, b&oomacr'gē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. a hobgoblin; evil spirit.
  2. anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses.
  3. something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered, etc.: Fear is the major bogy of novice mountain climbers. A speed of 40 knots is a bogy for motorboats.
  4. bogey (def. 3).

bo•gy

Pronunciation: (bō'gē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
  1. bogie.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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