Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of boggart in English:
nounScottish & Northern English
An evil or mischievous spirit.
- During the festival, local residents and businesses will take part in a competition to decorate their homes, gardens and shop fronts with home made boggarts, wood spirits, elves, hobs and faeries.
- They all looked so authoritative when flicking their wands to dismiss boggarts, poltergeists and other pests.
- One common one causing fright or dread was called in Yorkshire the boggart, in Scotland the bogle, and in England the bogey or bogeyman.
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