Definitions for bugabooˈbʌg əˌbu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bug•a•booˈbʌg əˌbu(n.)(pl.)-boos.

  1. something that causes fear or worry; bugbear; bogy.

Origin of bugaboo:

1730–40; earlier buggybow. See bogy1, boo1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bogeyman, bugbear, bugaboo, boogeyman, booger(noun)

    an imaginary monster used to frighten children

  2. bugaboo(noun)

    a source of concern

    "the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bugaboo(noun)

    alt. of Bugbear

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