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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A monstrous imaginary figure used in threatening children.

Usage examples (32)
  • But it's just a spirituality only, not an omnipotent bogyman in the sky.
  • To keep the war going, the administration has brought the original bogyman back out of the closet.
  • Either he wants to make Iran the bogyman to scare people into voting for him or else he is incompetent.
  • Like you can have him for breakfast, and feel belittled when your government tries to make a bogyman out of him? for more
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