Definition of bogeyman:
Synonyms for bogeyman:
ghost, Bigfoot, hobgoblin, specter, spirit, bad news, bunyip, spook, haunt, bother, bugaboo, the Abominable Snowman, ringleader, phantom, bogey, booger, mischief-maker, handful, eidolon, boogeyman, shadow, bugbear, an accident waiting to happen, shade, chimera, phantasm, apparition, supernatural, beings, creature, visitant, wraith, daemon, trial, revenant, bogle, nuisance, troublemaker, centaur, phantasma.
- "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
There is no hint of piracy about that; but Jones came to be a sort of bogeyman to the coast towns of the British Isles, who never knew when to expect an attack from him, and no name was too hard for their frightened inhabitants to apply to him.- "American Men of Action", Burton E. Stevenson.
- "Uncle Wiggily's Travels", Howard R. Garis.