• WordNet 3.6
    • v bogey to shoot in one stroke over par
    • n bogey an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
    • n bogey an evil spirit
    • n bogey (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bogey A goblin; a bugbear. "I have become a sort of bogey a kill-joy."
    • Bogey (Golf) a score one stroke over par for a hole; formerly, the definition of bogey was the same as that now used for par, i.e., an ideal score or number of strokes, for each hole, against which players compete; -- it was said to be so called because assumed to be the score of an imaginary first-rate player called Colonel Bogey. Now the standard score is called par.
    • Bogey (Mil) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bogey See bogy, bogyism.
    • n bogey See bogie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bogey a low truck on four wheels, so constructed as to turn easily, a trolly: a revolving under-carriage, as in a locomotive engine.
    • n Bogey a goblin: a bugbear or special object of dread, the devil
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  • Aleister Crowley
    “Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A form of Boggle and Boggard.


In literature:

One player, called the Bogey-Man, stands on one goal.
"Games and Play for School Morale" by Various
Result: That much dreaded bogey-man, the Base Censor knew just how many crosses he had made at the bottom of his note to Mlle.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
Some bogeys are very easy, and some shots are very fluky.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
That possibility didn't seem to me now half so terrifying as did the old bogey of not getting a raise.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
I thought you would like to know I had beaten bogey.
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 11, 1914" by Various
Surely, captain, they are simple in these parts and easy at the bogeys.
"The House Under the Sea" by Sir Max Pemberton
He was not the man to be scared of any bogey like that.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
So he drew his 'Bogey' bigger ... and drove his graver deeper in the copper.
"The Eighteenth Century in English Caricature" by Selwyn Brinton
The bogey engine kicked and winced and bucked and cavorted in a fashion unique in my experience.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
De mortuis nil nisi bonum, Quinny, and it would be a very dirty trick to slander a poor bogey that can't defend itself.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
The bogey employed to stampede the electors was direct taxation.
"The Fathers of Confederation" by A. H. U. Colquhoun
By this bogey-skull appear!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890" by Various
Surely it was a bogey hole leading down to the bottomless pit?
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
Do you cotton to the tea-fight views, or the old red-'ot bogey business?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
So much for the salt bogey which Mr. Williams had conjured up.
"Are we Ruined by the Germans?" by Harold Cox
But Jerry laid that bogey to rest.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
Aunt Grace came to lunch, and beat Bogey.
"The Squire's Daughter" by Archibald Marshall
He was used to these little patriotic outbursts on the part of Mr. Narkom whenever the German bogey was dragged out by the Press.
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
You speak as though the church was a bogey!
"Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
Perhaps the bogey may condescend to appear again.
"A Frontier Mystery" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

Banished to woods and a sickly moon,
Shrunk to mere bogey things,
Who spoke with thunder once at noon
To prostrate kings.
"Outlaws" by Robert Graves
Oh, are we not as little boys
Striving to conquer sea and air,
Playing a while with futile toys
To fight the bogey of despair?
While, in the end, invention's lure
Finds us relief - but never cure.
"The Drama" by C J Dennis

In news:

He then had another bogey on No 12 to fall three back and never challenged after that, missing the green on the 17th to end his chances.
He struggled to a triple-bogey on the par-5 sixth to slide back to 12-under.
24726 Bogey Ridge, San Antonio, Texas 78260.
Jose de Jesus Rodriguez maintained his lead at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links on Saturday, carding a bogey-free round of 6-under 66 for a 16-under par total.
S Open champion Webb Simpson, who closed with a bogey free 67.
Adam Scott looked set for a first major win at this year's British Open, but four bogeys on the last four holes of the final round let South Africa's Ernie Els swoop in and steal the Australian's crown.
Despite a bad-break bogey on the last hole of regulation play and another on the fourth hole of a sudden-death playoff, Clark Klaasen knows he is making progress in his professional golf career.
Not surprisingly, playing the organ, Bogey explained, is much more complicated than a piano or other more common instruments .
Troy Matteson scored 10 birdies Thursday en route to a bogey-free round of 10-under 61 for a three-stroke stroke lead after one round of the John Deere Classic.
The Evergreen senior co-captain, starting on No 18 at the Jefferson Academy Invitational on Aug 16, fired a double bogey.
The 58-year-old Kinsey , from Rancho Santa Fe, Calif, had six birdies and one bogey on the Mountain Ridge Country Club course.
Kite 's lone miscue came at the 195-yard 17th, where he made double-bogey.
His flop shot went about 2 feet, leading to a double bogey that turned his three-shot lead into a one-stroke edge.
Bogey's another chocolate Lab , and though he's much like Gus, he's not Gus the Second.
Ian Poulter ran off four birdies around the turn, and Martin Laird was the only player without a bogey on his card as the pair shared the lead Thursday in The Players Championship.

In science:

And reducibility does not come free: one is confronted with an unpleasant form of underdetermination and the bogey of redundancy.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden