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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin.
  • n. A cause of annoyance or harassment.
  • n. Sports The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course.
  • n. Sports A golf score of one stroke over par.
  • n. Slang An unidentified flying aircraft.
  • n. Slang A detective or police officer.
  • transitive v. Sports To play (a hole in golf) scoring one stroke over par.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The Devil.
  • n. An object of terror; a bugbear.
  • n. One of two sets of wheels under a train car.
  • n. A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
  • n. A representative specimen, taken from the centre a spread of production - a sample with bogey (typical) characteristics.
  • n. a standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
  • n. 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)
  • n. A score of one over par in golf.
  • v. To make a bogey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A goblin; a bugbear.
  • n. 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.
  • n. an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations, such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be hostile.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bogy, bogyism.
  • n. See bogie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an evil spirit
  • n. an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft
  • v. to shoot in one stroke over par
  • n. (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole

Etymologies

Possibly variant of bogle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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