bogeyman bogeyman  /ˈboʊ ɡi ˌmæn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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  1. The bogeyman of the Democratic Party is Vice President Richard Milhous Nixon, and he has more than earned its dislike.
  2. This language, combined with the Obama campaign's aggressive efforts to reach out to religious voters, has made it hard for the Christian Right to paint Obama as a secular bogeyman.
  3. Selling it is still illegal, but the pot dealer is no longer the panic-inducing bogeyman he used to be.

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  1. "We needed him out there. He was a bogeyman to the Mafia. We wanted to keep him out there as a source of security," Flemmi said.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Steve Flemmi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Asked if he was hoping to draw CSKA Moscow, Blanc said: "It would show a lack of respect for Moscow to say that. This team achieved a super match against Sevilla. But I'd like to avoid Barcelona because I think they're the bogeyman of this...
    on Mar 18, 2010 By: Laurent Blanc Source: Times of India

  3. "To overcome problems in southern Thailand, Malaysia should not be made the bogeyman," said Syed Hamid, as quoted as saying late Friday by the state Bernama news agency. "Finding a scapegoat to justify what has happened will not help in any...
    on Jun 16, 2006 By: Syed Hamid Albar Source: Bangkok Post

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