boogeyman boogeyman


  • (n) an imaginary monster used to frighten children



  1. Kind of like using stories about the boogeyman to keep your kids from getting out of bed in the middle of the night.
  2. Michelle Bachman sees a boogeyman under every bed.
  3. I don't find Canadians particularly scary, but I guess some of the opponents of reform think that they make a good boogeyman.


  • Oregon (NCAA) demise exaggerated

    You know the final scene of the classic 1978 horror film "Halloween," when Dr. Loomis thinks he has gunned down inexorable slasher Michael Myers, knocking him through a second-story window into the yard below? Only when he looks down after consoling Jamie Lee Curtis -- "Was that the boogeyman?" she asks -- he sees ... nothing. Cue eerie piano music. Now substitute the Pac-12 and college football ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. Tamar Jacoby, a senior fellow with the conservative Manhattan Institute think tank, called the reconquista conspiracy theory "a fantasy, a boogeyman."
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Tamar Jacoby Source: Washington Post

  2. "Healthy Wisconsin has been your boogeyman for not making progress on the budget," Robson said. "No more reasons why we can't get the budget done. ...... I hope this will be the beginning of the end of this budget stalemate. ...... The ball's...
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Judy Robson Source: Forbes

  3. "Americans will see that and they won't see the boogeyman argument the other side has come up with," Kaine said. "It's not only going to do good for virtually every American, it's really going to show up the fact that these guys are making...
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Tim Kaine Source:

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