1 [boh-gee; for 1, 2 also boog-ee, boo-gee]
noun, plural bogies.
a hobgoblin; evil spirit.
anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses.
something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered, etc.: Fear is the major bogy of novice mountain climbers. A speed of 40 knots is a bogy for motorboats.
Military, bogey1 ( def 3 ).
Also, bogey (for defs 1–3); bogie.

1830–40; bog, variant of bug (noun) + -y2 Unabridged


2 [boh-gee]
noun, plural bogies. Unabridged
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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]

bogie or bogy1 (ˈbəʊɡɪ)
1.  an assembly of four or six wheels forming a pivoted support at either end of a railway coach. It provides flexibility on curves
2.  chiefly (Brit) a small railway truck of short wheelbase, used for conveying coal, ores, etc
3.  a Scot word for soapbox
[C19: of unknown origin]
bogy or bogy1
[C19: of unknown origin]

bogy (ˈbəʊɡɪ)
n , pl -gies
bogey a variant spelling of bogie

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The germs probably enter the bogy through the nose and possibly through broken skin.
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