1 [boh-gee; for 2 also boog-ee, boo-gee]
noun, plural bogeys.
a score of one stroke over par on a hole.
par ( def 4 ).
bogy1 ( defs 1–3 ).
Also, bogy, bogie. Military. an unidentified aircraft or missile, especially one detected as a blip on a radar screen.
verb (used with object), bogeyed, bogeying.
Golf. to make a bogey on (a hole): Arnold Palmer bogeyed the 18th hole.

1890–95; spelling variant of bogy Unabridged


2 [boh-gee] Australian.
noun, plural bogeys.
a swim; bathe.
verb (used without object), bogeyed, bogeying.
to swim; bathe.

< Dharuk, equivalent to bū- bathe + -gi past tense marker


3 [boh-gee] (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), bogeyed, bogeying, noun, plural bogeys.

1965–70; in reference to Bogey or Bogie, nickname of Humphrey Bogart Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
bogey or bogy1 (ˈbəʊɡɪ)
1.  an evil or mischievous spirit
2.  something that worries or annoys
3.  golf
 a.  Compare par a score of one stroke over par on a hole
 b.  obsolete a standard score for a hole or course, regarded as one that a good player should make
4.  slang a piece of dried mucus discharged from the nose
5.  slang air force an unidentified or hostile aircraft
6.  slang a detective; policeman
7.  (tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke over par
[C19: probably related to bug² and bogle1; compare bugaboo]
bogy or bogy1
[C19: probably related to bug² and bogle1; compare bugaboo]

bogey or (Austral) bogie2 (ˈbəʊɡɪ)
1.  to bathe or swim
2.  a bathe or swim
[C19: from a native Australian language]
bogie or (Austral) bogie2
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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Word Origin & History

World War II aviator slang for "unidentified aircraft, presumably hostile," probably ultimately from bogge, a variant of M.E. bugge "a frightening specter" (see bug). Thus it shares ancestry with many dialect words, such as bog/bogge (attested 16c.-17c.), bogeyman (16c.), boggart
"specter that haunts a gloomy spot" (c.1570, in Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, and Yorkshire). The earliest modern form appears to be Scottish bogle "ghost," attested from c.1500 and popularized c.1800 in Eng. literature by Scott, Burns, etc.

in golfing, c.1891, originally "number of strokes a good player is supposed to need for a given hole or course;" later, "score one over par" (1946); from the same source as bogey (1), on the notion of a "phantom" opponent, represented by the "ground score." The word was in
vogue at the time in Britain because of the popularity of the music hall tune "Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Bogey Man."
"One popular song at least has left its permanent effect on the game of golf. That song is 'The Bogey Man.' In 1890 Dr. Thos. Browne, R.N., the hon. secretary of the Great Yarmouth Club, was playing against a Major Wellman, the match being against the 'ground score,' which was the name given to the scratch value of each hole. The system of playing against the 'ground score' was new to Major Wellman, and he exclaimed, thinking of the song of the moment, that his mysterious and well-nigh invincible opponent was a regular 'bogey-man.' The name 'caught on' at Great Yarmouth, and to-day 'Bogey' is one of the most feared opponents on all the courses that acknowledge him." [1908, cited in OED]
As a verb, attested by 1948.
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Slang Dictionary

bogart definition

[ˈbogɑrt] and [ˈbogɑrd]
and bogard
  1. in.
    to monopolize a communal marijuana cigarette; to hold a communal marijuana cigarette so long—Bogart style—that one drools on it. (From Humphrey Bogart, the screen actor.) : Stop bogarding and take a hit!
  2. in.
    to stall. : The lawyer for the other side is bogarding, and it will take weeks to get it settled.
  3. in.
    to act in a tough manner like Humphrey Bogart. : There's nothing funnier than a wimp trying to bogard around.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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