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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A monstrous imaginary figure used in threatening children.

Usage examples (34)
  • The NRA boogieman is now loose in the countryside.
  • The most obvious, and perennial boogieman, is the culture of publish-or-perish.
  • It seems the boogieman is our own government going around demonizing anyone who will out them.
  • So, suddenly, they're going to have a boogieman here. for more
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