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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.
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bogeynoun

uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/ us   /ˈboʊ.ɡi/
  • 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 (NOSE)

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

bogeyverb [T]

uk   /ˈbəʊ.ɡi/ us   /ˈboʊ.ɡi/
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in Chinese (Simplified) 鼻子, 鼻屎…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼻子, 鼻屎…
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