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"bogey" in British English

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bogeynoun

uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/  us   /ˈboʊ-/
  • bogey noun (FEAR)

[C usually singular] (also bogie, bogy) something that ​causesfear among a lot of ​people, often without ​reason: the bogey of ​unemployment
  • bogey noun (NOSE)

[C] UK informal (US booger) a ​piece of ​dried mucus from inside the ​nose

bogeyverb [T]

uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/  us   /ˈboʊ-/
(Definition of bogey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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bogeynoun [C]

 us   /ˈbʊɡ·i, ˈboʊ·ɡi, ˈbu·ɡi/ (also boogeyman,  /ˈbʊɡ·iˌmæn, ˈbu·ɡi-/ )
something feared, esp. when the ​fear is not ​based on ​reason: Too many ​economists are ​scared by the bogey of ​inflation, he says.
(Definition of bogey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bogey”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼻子, 鼻屎…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼻子, 鼻屎…
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