- (sometimes humorous) A bogeyman of any 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.