There are 3 definitions of bogey in English:

bogey1

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊgi
 
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Golf

noun (plural bogeys)

1A score of one stroke over par at a hole: [as modifier]: he walked off the green with a bogey four
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  • 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 old-fashioned term for par1 (sense 1) of the noun). with a handicap of 17, Jones receives an allowance against bogey of 13 strokes

verb (bogeys, bogeying, bogeyed)

[with object] Back to top  
Play (a hole) in one stroke over par.
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  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: perhaps from Bogey, denoting the Devil (see bogey2), regarded as an imaginary player.

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There are 3 definitions of bogey in English:

bogey2

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊgi
 
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(also bogy)

noun (plural bogeys)

1An evil or mischievous spirit: bogeys and other unpleasant denizens of the night
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  • 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.
Synonyms
evil spirit, bogle, ghost, spectre, phantom, hobgoblin, ogre, troll, demon, devil, fiend, sprite, witch, warlock, apparition
informal spook
1.1A person or thing that causes fear or alarm: the bogey of recession
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  • 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.
Synonyms
bugbear, pet hate, bane, anathema, abomination, nightmare, horror, dread, curse, thorn in one's flesh/side, bane of one's life, bugaboo; Frenchbête noire
informal peeve
1.2US military slang An enemy aircraft.
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  • 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.
2British informal A piece of nasal mucus.
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  • Well anyway my dears, that's enough about snot, sneezing, mucus, bogies and phlegm.
  • Had Scarlett been an adult satirist, I would have taken the chance to inflict more wounds upon her and maybe said ‘Your house is fashioned from a mixture of sweat and bogeys.’
  • 30 minutes of watching a retard pick his nose and eat his own bogies would have been far more entertaining.

Origin

mid 19th century (as a proper name applied to the Devil): of unknown origin; probably related to bogle.

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There are 3 definitions of bogey in English:

bogey3

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊgi
 
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noun

Australian informal
An act of swimming or bathing.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Dharuk bu-gi 'to swim'.

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