bogey vs bogy what difference

what is difference between bogey and bogy

English

Alternative forms

  • bogie, bogy

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bəʊɡi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /boʊɡi/
  • Homophones: bogie, bogy
  • Rhymes: -əʊɡi
  • Hyphenation: bo‧gey

Etymology 1

Probably related to or alteration of bogle, akin to or from a variant of Middle English bugge (“frightening specter, scarecrow”), perhaps from obsolete Welsh bwg (“ghost, hobgoblin”; compare Welsh bwgwl (“threat”, older “fear”)) or from Proto-Germanic *bugja- (swollen up, thick) (compare Norwegian bugge (big man), dialectal Low German Bögge (goblin”, “snot). Perhaps the Middle English and Welsh words come from a word related to buck and originally referred to a goat-shaped specter.

Also possibly related to Irish bagairt (threat).

Golf meaning from the devil as an imaginary player.

Noun

bogey (plural bogeys)

  1. (archaic, often capitalized, usually with definite article) The Devil.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:Satan
  2. A ghost, goblin, or other hostile supernatural creature.
    Synonym: goblin
  3. (figuratively) A bugbear: any terrifying thing.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, page 54:
      If one man could be said to be responsible for the creation of the Russian bogy, it was a much-decorated British general named Sir Robert Wilson.
  4. (engineering) A standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
  5. (aviation, military, slang) An unidentified aircraft, especially as observed as a spot on a radar screen and suspected to be hostile.
  6. (aviation, military, slang) Synonym of bandit: a known hostile aircraft.
  7. (golf) A score of one over par on a hole.
  8. (US) Alternative form of booger: a piece of mucus in or removed from the nostril.
Related terms
  • double bogey
Coordinate terms

(golf):

  • par
  • birdie
  • eagle
  • albatross
  • condor
  • ostrich
Translations

Verb

bogey (third-person singular simple present bogeys, present participle bogeying, simple past and past participle bogeyed)

  1. (golf) To make a bogey.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

bogey (plural bogeys)

  1. (Britain, engineering) A bog-standard (representative) specimen taken from the center of production.
Translations

Etymology 3

From Dharug bugi- (to bathe, dive).

Verb

bogey (third-person singular simple present bogeys, present participle bogeying, simple past and past participle bogeyed)

  1. (Australia) To swim; to bathe. [from 18th c.]

Noun

bogey (plural bogeys)

  1. (Australia) A swim or bathe; a bath. [from 19th c.]
    • 1994, Rita Huggins & Jackie Huggins, Auntie Rita, in Heiss & Minter, Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 151:
      My mother would use leaves from trees to make soap for washing our bodies with, and unfortunately for us kids there was no excuse not to take a bogey.

Etymology 4

A variant of bogie.

Noun

bogey (plural bogeys)

  1. Alternative spelling of bogie (one of two sets of wheels under a locomotive or railcar; also, a structure with axles and wheels under a locomotive, railcar, or semi which provides support and reduces vibration for the vehicle)

References

  • “bogey”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • bogey at OneLook Dictionary Search

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈboɡi/, [ˈbo̞ɡi]
  • Syllabification: bo‧gey

Noun

bogey

  1. (golf) bogey

Declension

  • Seldom inflected in cases other than genitive singular (bogeyn) or nominative plural (bogeyt).
  • For other inflected forms use bogi.

Synonyms

  • bogi

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English bogey.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɔ.ɡɛ/

Noun

bogey m (plural bogeys)

  1. (golf) bogey

Alternative forms

  • boguey

Coordinate terms

  • eagle
  • birdie
  • albatros


English

Noun

bogy (plural bogies)

  1. Alternative form of bogey
  2. Alternative form of bogie

Anagrams

  • boyg, go by, go-by, goby

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