Translation of bogey in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊgi/

n (plural bogeys)

  • 1 (evil spirit) bogeyman
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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.
  • 2 (feared thing) terror (m), cuco (m) (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar]
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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.
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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.
  • 4 (golf) bogey (masculine)
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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.

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