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English definition of “bogey”

bogey

noun [C usually singular] (FEAR)    /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/ US  /ˈboʊ-/ (also bogie, bogy)
something that causes fear among a lot of people, often without reason: the bogey of unemploymentFear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
(Definition of bogey noun (FEAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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