Bogey definition

bōgē
(slang) An unidentified flying aircraft.
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(slang) A detective or police officer.
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An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
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A cause of annoyance or harassment.
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(chiefly british slang) A piece of dried or semisolid nasal mucus; a booger.
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A golf score of one stroke over par.
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(chiefly british) The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
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To play (a hole in golf) scoring one stroke over par.
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(archaic) The Devil.
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An object of terror; a bugbear.
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(military slang) 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)
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Par, esp. for an average player.
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One stroke more than par on a hole.
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(golf) To score one over par on (a given hole)
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One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
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(UK) A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
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(engineering) A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
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(engineering) A standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
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(golf) To make a bogey.
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(golf) A score of one over par in golf.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of bogey - bogy1

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bogey
Plural:
bogeys

Origin of bogey

  • Possibly variant of bogle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition