bogy


bogy
bogey, bogie, bogy
The latest editions of the Oxford dictionaries prefer bogey for the golfing term and the mischievous spirit, and bogie for the railway term. Bogy is classed as a variant of bogey in the second meaning. To complete the picture, from the mid-19c in AusE bogey has had the informal meaning ‘a spell of bathing or swimming’.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Bogy — Bogy …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bogy — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bogy País …   Wikipedia Español

  • Bogy — Bo gy, n.; pl. {Bogies}. [See {Bogle}.] A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear. Death s heads and bogies. J. H. Newman. [Written also {bogey}.] [1913 Webster] There are plenty of such foolish attempts at playing bogy in the history of savages. C.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bogy — bogy1 [bō′gē, boog′ē; ] for 1, usually [ boog′ē] n. pl. bogies [see BOGGLE & BUG2] 1. an imaginary evil being or spirit; goblin 2. anything one especially, and often needlessly, fears; bugbear bogy2 [bō′gē] …   English World dictionary

  • Bogy — 45° 17′ 02″ N 4° 45′ 42″ E / 45.2839, 4.7617 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bogy — French commune nomcommune=Bogy région=Rhône Alpes département=Ardèche arrondissement=Tournon sur Rhône canton=Serrières insee=07036 cp=07340 maire=Alain Arnaud mandat=2001 2008 intercomm= longitude=4.76166666667 latitude=45.2838888889 alt moy=372 …   Wikipedia

  • BOGY — Bei der Berufs und Studienorientierung an Gymnasien (Abk. BoGy) handelt es sich um eine für alle Schüler der Klasse 10 oder 11 – je nach Schule – verpflichtende Berufsorientierungszeit an baden württembergischen Gymnasien, über die in der Regel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bogy — bogy1 /boh gee/; for 1, 2 also /boog ee, booh gee/, n., pl. bogies. 1. a hobgoblin; evil spirit. 2. anything that haunts, frightens, annoys, or harasses. 3. something that functions as a real or imagined barrier that must be overcome, bettered,… …   Universalium

  • bogy — Bogey Bo gey, n.; pl. {Bogeys}. [Also {bogie} and {bogy}, plural {bogies}.] 1. A goblin; a bugbear. Syn: bogeyman. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] I have become a sort of bogey a kill joy. Wm. Black. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Golf) a score one stroke over… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bogy — I bogy, bogie (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. hobgoblin, gremlin. See demon. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. goblin, spook, bogeyman, bugbear; see bugbear , fairy , ghost 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun See bogey …   English dictionary for students