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  1. bogeyman

    • IPA[ˈbəʊɡɪman]

    英式

    • n.
      an imaginary evil spirit or being, used to frighten children.;a person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear
    • noun: bogeyman, plural noun: bogeymen

    • 釋義

    名詞

    • 1. an imaginary evil spirit or being, used to frighten children.
    • a person or thing that is widely regarded as an object of fear nuclear power is the environmentalists' bogeyman
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    • IPA[ˈbo͝oɡēˌman]

    美式

    • n.
      an imaginary evil spirit or being, used to frighten children: with the blankets pulled over our heads to keep out the bogeyman

    Oxford American Dictionary