1A phantom or goblin.
- One common one causing fright or dread was called in Yorkshire the boggart, in Scotland the bogle, and in England the bogey or bogeyman.
- But it is difficult to approach people who are often strangers and reason that what to them might just be the soundtrack of their daily lives, is to you the equivalent of a wee bogle pulling at all your nerve tendons.
1.1Scottish & Northern English A scarecrow.
Early 16th century: of unknown origin; probably related to bogey2.
Words that rhyme with boglemogul, ogle
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