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bogeymannoun [C]

(plural -men uk   /-mən/ us   ) (also bogyman) uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi.mæn/  us   /ˈboʊ-/ (US also boogeyman)
an imaginary evil person who harms children: Be good, or the bogeyman will come and get you!
(Definition of bogeyman from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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