Definición de bugbear en inglés:

bugbear

Saltos de línea: bug|bear
Pronunciación: /ˈbʌgbɛː
 
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sustantivo

  • 2 archaic An imaginary being invoked to frighten children, typically a sort of hobgoblin supposed to devour them.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • One of these, Francis Moore, wrote: ‘A dreadful bugbear to the women is called Mumbo Jumbo, which keeps the women in awe.’
    • Mormo was a female spectre, with which the Greeks used to frighten little children. Mormo was one of the same class of bugbears as Empusa and Lamia.
    • Mermaids are supposed to abound in the ponds and ditches in this neighbourhood. Careful mothers use them as bugbears to prevent little children from going too near the water.

Origen

late 16th century: probably from obsolete bug 'bogey' (of unknown origin) + bear2.

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