Definition of bugbear:
bugaboo, love, goblin, booger, detestation, curse, fear, anathema, abomination, bogy, anathema, boogeyman, difficulty, hobgoblin, hob, hate, dread, scarecrow, abhorrence, aversion, pet peeve, bane, execration, bogeyman, care, hate.
- "The Lion's Share", E. Arnold Bennett.
- "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
" Take the gown away from the procureur- general," said Conrart, " and we have M. Fouquet left us still, of whom we have no reason to complain; but, as he is no procureur- general without his gown, we agree with M. de la Fontaine and pronounce the gown to be nothing but a bugbear."- "Louise de la Valliere", Alexandre Dumas, Pere.