Meaning of “boogeyman” in the English Dictionary

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boogeymannoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʊɡ·iˌmæn, ˈbu·ɡi-/ plural -men /ˈbʊɡ·iˌmen, ˈbu·ɡi-/

a bogey

(Definition of “boogeyman” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)