bogeyperson

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bogeyperson (plural bogeypersons or bogeypeople)

  1. (sometimes humorous) A bogeyman of either gender.
    • 1996, Daniel Clement Dennett, Darwin's dangerous idea: evolution and the meanings of life
      If secular humanism is your bogeyperson, you shouldn't concentrate all your energy on attacking sociobiologists or behaviorists or academic philosophers []
    • 2010, Suzie Hayman, Be a Great Step Parent: Teach Yourself
      More often, it's to make the other parent the bogeyperson and leave the step-parent and their partner feeling it's not their fault that the child behaves like this.