bogey

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Probably from a variant of Middle English bugge.

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bogey ‎(plural bogeys)

  1. (archaic, often capitalized, usually with definite article) The Devil.
  2. A ghost, goblin, or other hostile supernatural creature.
  3. (figuratively) A bugbear: any terrifying thing.
    • 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.
  4. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, rail transport) One of two sets of wheels under a locomotive or railcar; the structure with axles and wheels under a locomotive, railcar, or semi.
  5. (Britain, engineering) A bog-standard (representative) specimen taken from the center of production.
  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 suspected to be hostile; (sometimes) Alternative term for bandit: a known hostile aircraft.
  8. (golf) A score of one over par on a hole.
  9. (Britain) Alternative form of booger: a piece of mucus in or removed from the nostril.

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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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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboɡi/
  • Hyphenation: bo‧gi

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bogey

  1. (golf) bogey

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  • Seldom inflected in cases other than genitive singular (bogeyn) or nominative plural (bogeyt).
  • For other inflected forms use bogi.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English bogey.

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bogey m ‎(plural bogeys)

  1. (golf) bogey

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