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. Black.
[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 hostile.
[PJC]

 

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