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Meaning of BUGABOO

Pronunciation:  'bugu`boo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a source of concern; "the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"
  2. [n]  an imaginary monster used to frighten children
 

BUGABOO is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bogeyman, booger, boogeyman, bugbear
 
 See Also: concern, headache, monster, vexation, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bug`a*boo"\, Bugbear \Bug"bear`\, n. [See {Bug}.]
Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that
causes needless fright; something used to excite needless
fear; also, something really dangerous, used to frighten
children, etc. ``Bugaboos to fright ye.'' --Lloyd.

      But, to the world no bugbear is so great As want of
      figure and a small estate.               --Pope.

      The bugaboo of the liberals is the church pray. --S. B.
                                               Griffin.

      The great bugaboo of the birds is the owl. --J.
                                               Burroughs.

Syn: Hobgoblin; goblin; specter; ogre; scarecrow.

 

 

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