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 for bogy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bogey \Bo"gey\, n.; pl. Bogeys. [Also bogie and bogy,
     plural bogies.]
     1. A goblin; a bugbear.
     Syn: bogeyman.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
                I have become a sort of bogey -- a kill-joy. --Wm.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. (Golf) 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     3. (Mil.) an unidentified aircraft; in combat situations,
        such craft not identified as friendly are assumed to be

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bogy \Bo"gy\, n.; pl. Bogies. [See Bogle.]
     A specter; a hobgoblin; a bugbear. "Death's heads and
     bogies." --J. H. Newman. [Written also bogey.]
     [1913 Webster]
           There are plenty of such foolish attempts at playing
           bogy in the history of savages.          --C. Kingsley.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft [syn: bogy,
           bogie, bogey]
      2: an evil spirit [syn: bogey, bogy, bogie]

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