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bogle

[boh-guh l, bog-uh l] /ˈboʊ gəl, ˈbɒg əl/
noun
1.
a bogy; specter.
Also, boggle.
Origin
1495-1505
1495-1505; bog (variant of bug bugbear) + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for bogle

bogle1

/ˈbəʊɡəl; ˈbɒɡ-/
noun
1.
a dialect or archaic word for bogey1 (sense 1)
2.
(Scot) a scarecrow
Word Origin
C16: from Scottish bogill, perhaps from Gaelic; compare Welsh bygel; see bug²

bogle2

/ˈbəʊɡəl/
noun
1.
a rhythmic dance, originating in the early 1990s, performed to ragga music
verb
2.
(intransitive) to perform such a dance
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