noun (plural bogeys)
- 1A score of one stroke over par at a hole.More example sentences
- He got back into contention with a level par 71 containing six birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey.
- DiMarco, tied for the lead after the first round, had an inconsistent round that included an eagle, four birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey.
- He was six over after the first seven holes after a run of four bogeys compounded by a double bogey on the sixth.
- 1.1 archaic term for par1 ( sense 1 of the noun).
verb (bogeys, bogeying, bogeyed)[with object] Back to top
- Play (a hole) in one stroke over par.More example sentences
- Brewer told a story about Rosburg leading a tournament in Portland, but then the next day bogeying the first hole, double-bogeying the second before walking off the course in disgust.
- Evans, who missed out on last year's play-off by bogeying the final hole at Muirfield, took full advantage of his favourable early start to finish with a level par 71.
- I hobbled into the clubhouse after bogeying the hole and shooting my first 79.
late 19th century: perhaps from Bogey, denoting the Devil (see bogey2), regarded as an imaginary player.
noun (plural bogeys)
- 1A person or thing that causes fear or alarm: the bogey of recessionMore example sentences
- The bogey of community in peril was falsely raised to keep the constituency within the preserve of male candidates.
- So Ryle's fundamental target is not the Cartesian hypothesis of the ghost in the machine: it is ‘the bogy of mechanism’, mistaken fear of which leads people to embrace the Cartesian hypothesis.
- Of course, any such attempt is constrained by the spectre of a nuclear war, whose bogey is very calculatingly turned off and on by the country's government officials.
- 1.1An evil or mischievous spirit.More example sentences
- Surely there can be no better way to interest young children in science than talking bogeys.
- There were Ghosts, plain and simple: mere bogies, fully conscious of their own decay, who had accepted the traditional role of the spectre, and seemed to hope they could frighten someone.
- But at the Reformation, this interpretation was forbidden, and a bogey henceforth could only be a bogey, never a ghost.
- 1.2US • military slang An enemy aircraft.More example sentences
- When escorting, maintain a tight weave over your formation when bogies are sighted.
- In the 1970s the Texas Guard, part of the North American Air Defense Command, also regularly scrambled fighters to intercept unknown bogies headed toward the US over the Gulf of Mexico.
- In fact, I can't even recall hearing them called Soviets or Russians or anything that would identify them; all we get are references to MiGs and bogies.
mid 19th century (as a proper name applied to the Devil): of unknown origin; probably related to bogle.