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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An imaginary monster used to frighten children.

Usage examples (38)
  • I†™ m not saying we won, but your inflation of NK into the big bad boogeyman is a joke.
  • Unfortunately, his fear of the boogeyman is so great that he has lost touch with reality on any level.
  • Your fear of the nationalism boogeyman is so deep it has caused you to abandon the notion of borders and nations-states?
  • Afterwards, the boogeyman has been the 'defeat of terrorism'. for more
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