What does bogey mean?

Definitions for bogey
ˈboʊ gi; for 2 also ˈbʊg i, ˈbu gibo·gey

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bogey.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bogey, bogy, bogienoun

    an evil spirit

  2. bogeynoun

    (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole

  3. bogy, bogie, bogeyverb

    an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft

  4. bogeyverb

    to shoot in one stroke over par


  1. bogeynoun

    The Devil.

  2. bogeynoun

    An object of terror; a bugbear.

  3. bogeynoun

    One of two sets of wheels under a train car.

  4. bogeynoun

    A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.

  5. bogeynoun

    A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.

  6. bogeynoun

    a standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.

  7. bogeynoun

    An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen, and often suspected to be hostile. (Also sometimes used as a synonym for bandit - an enemy aircraft)

  8. bogeynoun

    A score of one over par in golf.

  9. bogeyverb

    To make a bogey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bogeynoun

    a goblin; a bugbear. See Bogy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bogey in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bogey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bogey in a Sentence

  1. Thailand Miguel Jimenez:

    I am disappointed to make bogey on the last, but... you're always happy when you're under par - and the more under par you are, the happier you are, i have the flu, and I'm very bunged up and slept terribly last night, but apart from that I'm fine.

  2. Mandeep Tiwana:

    Because of the nature of their work in exposing governance failures and grave rights violations several governments have created a bogey to demonize and stigmatize, in public eyes, NGOs and activists uncovering abuse, questioning the messenger's credentials is a common tactic that helps deviate the argument from the real issues and muddies the public discourse.

  3. Aaron Wise:

    I felt oddly calm all day long and to pull that off and play as good as I did, bogey free, was awesome.

  4. Sergio Garcia:

    Very happy about not making bogeys. Obviously, that’s always a very positive thing, first round of the season bogey-free, very proud of that, but at the same time I feel like I drove the ball quite well and did n’t take advantage of it.

  5. 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.

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