bogey

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bogey (plural bogeys)

  1. (archaic) The Devil.
  2. An object of terror; a bugbear.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 54:
      If one man could be said to be responsible for the creation of the Russian bogy, it was a much-decorated British general named Sir Robert Wilson.
  3. One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
  4. (UK) A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
  5. (engineering) A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
  6. (engineering) a standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
  7. (military slang) An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen, and often suspected to be hostile. (Also sometimes used as a synonym for bandit - an enemy aircraft)
  8. (golf) A score of one over par in golf.

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  • (piece of semisolid mucus): booger (US)

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bogey (third-person singular simple present bogeys, present participle bogeying, simple past and past participle bogeyed)

  1. (golf) To make a bogey.

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Borrowing from English bogey.

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bogey m (plural bogeys)

  1. (golf) bogey

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