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boogeyman

1. An imaginary, evil man who has supernatural abilities. I had a hard time getting the kids to go to bed—they're convinced that the boogeyman is going to come into their room at night.
2. By extension, anything that is deemed frightening or threatening, especially when such an opinion is unwarranted. The idea that minorities might move into certain neighborhoods is a constant societal boogeyman.

boogieman

(ˈbugimæn and ˈbʊgimæn)
n. an imaginary man who is said to frighten people; a false threat of any kind. Don’t turn me into a boogieman. Spank the child yourself.
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And the 34-year-old will open the doors of his Boogiemen Productions to the public in RTE's This Note's For You tomorrow night.
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On the domestic front, instead of dismissing the fears and boogiemen of the Depression years as Roosevelt had, Reagan spoke of the dangers of Big Labor and Big Government.
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The festival continues tomorrow with The Boogiemen, Roost, Cahonies and Eric Cuthbertson.
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In Ronny Hu's long-mooted horror-thriller, these two fearsome big screen boogiemen meet disfigured-face-to-hockey-mask in a showdown to prove who's the scariest of them all.
In Ronny Hu's long-mooted horror-thriller, these two fearsome big screen boogiemen meet disfigured face-to-hockey mask in a showdown to prove who's the scariest of them all.
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Entertainment came from Stephanie Webber, who recently starred on BBC One show The Voice, Ellie Makes Music, Gemma Thomas, Marie Batchelder, Tom Auton, Cristian Perugino, Ross and Lang, and Bayside Boogiemen.
There will be a live performances from Stephanie Webber, who recently stared on BBC One show The Voice, Ellie Makes Music, Marie Batchelder, Tom Auton, Cristian Perugino, Helena May, Ross, Lang & Gricmanis and Bayside Boogiemen.