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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


  •  A goblin; a bugbear.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
    "I have become a sort of bogey -- a kill-joy."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile.  [PJC]


bogey, n. & v. Golf
--n. (pl. -eys)
1 a score of one stroke more than par at any hole.
2 (formerly) a score that a good player should do a hole or course in; par.
--v.tr. (-eys, -eyed) play (a hole) in one stroke more than par.

bogey, n. (also bogy) (pl. -eys or -ies)
1 an evil or mischievous spirit; a devil.
2 an awkward thing or circumstance.
3 sl. a piece of dried nasal mucus.

19th c., orig. as a proper name: cf. BOGLE



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