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noun [C] uk ( plural -men   /-mən/   ) ( also bogyman)   /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!
Translations of “bogeyman”
in Spanish El hombre del Saco, Hombre del Saco / Trol…
in Chinese (Traditional) (傷害小孩的)惡鬼,妖怪…
in Chinese (Simplified) (伤害小孩的)恶鬼,妖怪…
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