boogie-men

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boogieman definition

[ˈbugimæn] or [ˈbʊgimæn]
  1. n.
    an imaginary man who is said to frighten people; a false threat of any kind. : Don't turn me into a boogieman. Spank the child yourself.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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