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English definition of “bogey”

bogey

noun uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/ us    /ˈboʊ-/

bogey noun (NOSE)

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

bogey noun (FEAR)

[C usually singular] (also bogie, bogy) something that causes fear among a lot of people, often without reason: the bogey of unemployment

bogey noun (GOLF)

[C] in golf, the act of getting the ball into the hole in one shot (= hit) more than par (= the expected number) for that hole

bogey

verb [T] uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/ us    /ˈboʊ-/
(in golf) to score a bogey for a particular hole: He bogeyed the sixth, but birdied the seventh.
(Definition of bogey from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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