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Definition of bogey

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Definition of bogey  (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

less common spelling of bogie entry 1

  • black beast

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Word History

probably alteration of bogle

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

1948, in the meaning defined above

Phrases Containing bogey

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a score of one stroke over par on a hole.

par 1 (def. 4) .

bogy 1 (defs. 1-3) .

Also bo·gy, bo·gie . Military . an unidentified aircraft or missile, especially one detected as a blip on a radar screen.

Golf . to make a bogey on (a hole): Arnold Palmer bogeyed the 18th hole.

Origin of bogey

Words nearby bogey, other definitions for bogey (2 of 3).

a swim; bathe.

to swim; bathe.

Other definitions for bogey (3 of 3)

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How to use bogey in a sentence

The friendship is such that even in his disappointment after a bogey at 18 on Monday, even after riding out an interminable week interrupted by a hurricane, Rahm was waiting to congratulate Finau after he won in a playoff.

He then bogeyed two of the final four holes to miss a playoff with Finau and Cameron Smith by two shots.

The Spaniard had a chance to force a three-way playoff with Finau and Smith but made a bogey at No.

Much of the fun came from other people’s reactions to landing bogeys or particularly clean shots.

That day in Louisville was the day Rickie Fowler really thought he could win and felt the sting of nibbling closely and a 45-year-old Phil Mickelson wound up bemoaning that bogey on No.

The last two sentences quoted above seem to me needlessly bogey -hunting.

Note: This article has been corrected to note that bogey passed away in 1957, four years before The Jockey Club opened in 1961.

So dies the invasion of England bogey which, from first to last, has wrought us an infinity of harm.

"Bery good," said bogey , as he instantly disappeared through the gate.

Glancing up, he espied the black face of bogey looking down upon him.

bogey heard it also, and involuntarily put his hands on big stomach and made a comically wry face.

Just at this crisis bogey , with his eyes glaring and his white teeth fully exposed, thrust his black face from the foliage.

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (1 of 2)

/ ( ˈbəʊɡɪ ) /

an evil or mischievous spirit

something that worries or annoys

a score of one stroke over par on a hole : Compare par (def. 5)

obsolete a standard score for a hole or course, regarded as one that a good player should make

slang a piece of dried mucus discharged from the nose

air force slang an unidentified or hostile aircraft

slang a detective; policeman

(tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke over par

British Dictionary definitions for bogey (2 of 2)

to bathe or swim

a bathe or swim

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  • American English : bogey / ˈboʊgi /
  • Brazilian Portuguese : espectro
  • Chinese : 担心之事
  • European Spanish : temor
  • French : bête noire
  • German : Schreckgespenst
  • Italian : spauracchio
  • Japanese : 悩みの種
  • Korean : 이유없이 두려운 것
  • European Portuguese : espectro
  • Latin American Spanish : temor

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Also possibly related to Irish bagairt ( “ threat ” ) .

Golf meaning from the devil as an imaginary player.

Noun [ edit ]

bogey ( plural bogeys )

  • ( archaic , often capitalized , usually with definite article ) The Devil . Synonyms: see Thesaurus: Satan
  • A ghost , goblin , or other hostile supernatural creature . Synonym: goblin
  • 2018 November 18, Phil McNulty, “England 2 - 1 Croatia”, in BBC Sport ‎ [2] : England could have been forgiven for believing the fates were against them as they trailed to their League A Group Four opponents, who have become something of a bogey side over the years.
  • 1990 , Peter Hopkirk , The Great Game , Folio Society, published 2010 , page 54 : If one man could be said to be responsible for the creation of the Russian bogy , it was a much-decorated British general named Sir Robert Wilson.
  • ( engineering ) A standard of performance set up as a mark to be aimed at in competition.
  • 1987 , Greg Bear , “ Lacrimosa Dies Illa ! ”, in The Forge of God (science fiction), →ISBN , →OCLC , page 83 : He stood on the sand near the gravel road that passed within two miles of the site of the disintegrated bogey , binoculars hanging on a leather strap from his neck, face streaming with sweat under the brim of his hat... Army and government trucks passed along the road every few minutes, some bearing radiation stickers; many of those outward bound, he knew, carried fragments of the bogey . He was not privy to what they were finding.
  • 1986 , Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., Top Gun (motion picture), spoken by Cougar: God dammit, Mustang! This is Ghost Rider 117. This bogey is all over me. He's got missile lock on me. Do I have permission to fire?
  • ( golf ) A score of one over par on a hole . Coordinate terms: buzzard , par , birdie , eagle , albatross , condor , ostrich
  • ( UK ) Alternative form of booger : a piece of mucus in or removed from the nostril .

Related terms [ edit ]

  • double bogey
  • triple bogey

Translations [ edit ]

Verb [ edit ].

bogey ( third-person singular simple present bogeys , present participle bogeying , simple past and past participle bogeyed )

  • ( golf ) To make a bogey.

Etymology 2 [ edit ]

  • ( UK , engineering ) A bog-standard ( representative ) specimen taken from the center of production .

Etymology 3 [ edit ]

From Dharug bugi- ( “ to bathe, dive ” ) .

  • ( Australia ) To swim ; to bathe . [from 18th c.]
  • 1994 , Rita Huggins & Jackie Huggins , Auntie Rita , in Heiss & Minter, Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature , Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 151: My mother would use leaves from trees to make soap for washing our bodies with, and unfortunately for us kids there was no excuse not to take a bogey .

Etymology 4 [ edit ]

A variant of bogie .

  • Alternative spelling of bogie ( “ one of two sets of wheels under a locomotive or railcar ; also, a structure with axles and wheels under a locomotive, railcar, or semi which provides support and reduces vibration for the vehicle ” )
  • Alternative spelling of bogie ( “ hand-operated truck or trolley ” )

Notes [ edit ]

  • ^ United States Department of Defense Air Land Sea Application Center (May 2020), “Multi-service Brevity Codes”, in Brevity: Multi-service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Multi-service Brevity Codes ‎ [1] , archived from the original on 2021-06-30 , page 6: “BOGEY: [A/A] [S/A] [SO] A CONTACT whose identity is unknown.”

References [ edit ]

  • “ bogey ”, in Lexico , Dictionary.com ; Oxford University Press , 2019–2022.
  • “ bogey ”, in OneLook Dictionary Search .

Finnish [ edit ]

Etymology [ edit ].

From English bogey .

  • IPA ( key ) : /ˈboɡi/ , [ˈbo̞ɡi]
  • Syllabification ( key ) : bo‧gey
  • ( golf ) bogey

Declension [ edit ]

  • Seldom inflected in cases other than genitive singular ( bogeyn ) or nominative plural ( bogeyt ).
  • For other inflected forms use bogi .

Synonyms [ edit ]

French [ edit ].

Borrowed from English bogey .

  • ( France ) IPA ( key ) : /bɔ.ɡɛ/
  • ( Quebec ) IPA ( key ) : /bɔ.ɡe/ , /bɔ.ɡi/

bogey   m ( plural bogeys )

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Qu'est ce qu'un bogey au golf ?

Dans le dictionnaire du golf, un bogey définit 2 termes très différents : l’un est relatif au score (comme peut l’être un birdie), l’autre est un objet utilisé sur les parcours de golf et les zones d’entraînement.

Le premier terme signifie que le joueur a réussi à envoyer sa balle dans le trou avec un coup en plus que le Par affiché pour le trou en question. Il s’agit du contraire d’un birdie (un coup en moins que le Par). Il fait écho au personnage fictif du Colonel Bogey. Inventé par un anglais à la fin du 19° siècle, il servait de comparateur pour les parties de golf. En effet, ce colonel, au faible handicap, jouait toujours avec un coup en plus sur chaque trou et avait donc un score entre 76 et 80.

Le second terme correspond au capuchon qui se trouve au fond du trou où se trouve la hampe du fanion à damier. Il permet au joueur de récupérer la balle après avoir réussi son putt. Ce bogey peut-être en plastique ou en aluminium.

Même en français, ce mot anglais est resté non-traduit dans le langage du golf. En général, le code du golf est le même dans toutes les langues, il est donc d’usage que bon nombre de mots dans le jargon du golf soient en anglais.

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Comprendre le bogey au golf

Comprendre le bogey au golf, c’est déterminer pourquoi on arrive à ce score. On peut expliquer cette situation par la prise de décision du joueur et son état mental qui influent sur ses coups.

Pour appuyer toutes ses décisions sur un parcours de golf et réussir ses coups, le golfeur doit prendre en compte toutes les données disponibles à chaque trou : la distance du green , les obstacles, la trajectoire souhaitée, le type de club et de face. Pendant cette réflexion, le joueur prend également en compte toutes ses statistiques précédentes pour prendre les meilleures décisions pour maintenir son score ou l’améliorer : il doit être son propre comparateur. C’est à ce moment là que le mental fait son entrée. Il faut savoir chasser ses pensées négatives et sa frustration, surtout lorsqu’on a l’habitude de faire un bogey sur le trou en question lorsqu’on joue régulièrement sur le même parcours de golf. Une bonne concentration accompagnée de la bonne stratégie vous permettra de contrer ce coup et de faire pourquoi pas un birdie.

Il faut également faire attention aux terrains qui peuvent être trompeurs, notamment sur les parcours 18 trous techniques de nos golfs collection , dont le dessin peut représenter un vrai challenge pour tous les golfeurs du plus débutant au plus expérimenté. Les architectes ont pensé les parcours en créant des illusions d’optiques sur la distance entre le départ et le trou, le vallonnement du terrain, l’emplacement des obstacles ou encore celui du green parfois entouré de bunkers.

Réussir ses coups c’est éviter également les pénalités qui peuvent transformer votre bon score en bogey. On peut recevoir entre 1 et 2 pénalités selon la faute commise. Une mauvaise trajectoire ou un club mal choisi peuvent lancer la balle dans les zones à pénalités comme les roughs, les bunkers, les plans d’eau, etc.

Comme toujours le meilleur conseil que l’on puisse vous donner c’est de s’entraîner ! Pour éviter le bogey, des zones de putting green sont disponibles dans tous nos golfs pour améliorer votre putt et rentrer la balle dans le trou en un nombre de coup limité.

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Bogey to Blow-Up

There is quite a history behind the golfing terms bogey, par, birdie, eagle and albatross.

Bogey and par were central to the development of handicapping, pioneered by the LGU . The modern meaning of three of the terms - bogey, birdie and eagle - comes from their use in USA.

Bogey Par Birdie Eagle Albatross   Condor

"Bogey" was the first stroke system, developed in England at the end of the 19th Century. The full history is given in Robert Browning's History of Golf 1955 .

In 1890 Mr Hugh Rotherham Secretary of the Coventry Golf Club conceived the idea of standardising the number of shots at each hole that a good golfer should take, which he called the 'ground score.'


A 'bogle' was a Scottish goblin as far back as the 16th Century and a Bogey-man was a widely used term for a goblin or devil. Golfers of the time considered they were playing a Mister Bogey when measuring themselves against the bogey score. This allowed the introduction of bogey competitions, which we would call handicap competitions or stablefords. 

On 2nd January 1892, The Field reported that 'a novelty was introduced in the shape of a bogey tournament for a prize. ... Fourteen couples started but the bogey defeated them all.'

In 1892, Colonel Seely-Vidal, the Hon Secretary of the United Servic es Club at Gosport, also worked out the 'bogey' for his course. The United Club was a services club and all the members had a military rank. They could not measure themselves against a 'Mister' Bogey or have him as a member, so 'he' was given the honorary rank of Colonel. Thus the term 'Colonel Bogey' was born. 

Later, in the middle of 20th century, bogey was used as the term of one above par.

Par is derived from the stock exchange term that a stock may be above or below its normal or 'par' figure. In 1870, Mr AH Doleman, a golf writer, asked the golf professionals David Strath and James Anderson, what score would win 'The Belt', then the winning trophy for 'The Open', at Prestwick, where it was first held annually from 1861 to 1870. Strath and Anderson said that perfect play should produce a score of 49 for Prestwick's twelve holes. Mr Doleman called this 'par' for Prestwick and subsequently Young Tom Morris won with a score of two strokes 'over par' for the three rounds of 36 holes.


In 1911, the United States Golf Association (Men) of the day laid down the following very modern distances for determining par:

As golf developed, scores were coming down, but many old British courses did not adjust their courses or their bogey scores, which meant good golfers and all the professionals were achieving lower than a bogey score. This meant the US had an up-to-date national standard of distances for holes, while the British bogey ratings were determined by each club and were no longer appropriate for professionals. The Americans began referring to one over par as a bogey, much to the British chagrin.

By 1914, British golf magazines were agitating for a ratings system similar to the US. However the Great War 1914-18 intervened and it was not until 1925 that a Golf Unions' Joint Advisory Committee of the British Isles was formed to assign Standard Scratch Scores (SSS), to golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland. Today, this committee is known as the Council of National Golf Unions (CONGU). It is the Golf Unions of each country (and not the Royal and Ancient) who determine pars and handicaps.

"Birdie", meaning a score of one stroke under Par, comes from the early 20th century American slang term "bird", meaning anything excellent. The September 1911 edition of Maclean Magazine described a golf shot as - '"bird" straight down the course, about two hundred and fifteen yards.'  

The Country Club in Atlantic City lay claim to the first use of the word 'birdie' itself, as mentioned on the USGA website. In 1962 the US greenkeepers' magazine reported a conversation with A B Smith. He recounted that, in 1898/9, he and his brother, William P Smith, and their friend, George A Crump, who later built Pine Valley, were playing the par-four second hole at Atlantic City, when Ab Smith's second shot went within inches of the hole. Smith said "That was a bird of shot" and claimed he should get double money if he won with one under par, which was agreed. He duly holed his putt to win with one under par and the three of them thereafter referred to such a score as a "birdie". The Atlantic City Club date the event to 1903.

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Ab Smith ( see Birdie above ) said that his group referred to two under as an 'eagle'.

By 1919 the term was being introduced to Britain, as when Mr H D Gaunt's explained the use of 'birdie' and 'eagle' that he met in Canada . For many years, eagle was always introduced as American terms, as in 1922 when  Cecil (Cecilia) Leitch described a putt for a 3 on a par-5 hole as 'securing what is known in American golfing parlance as an "eagle"' (Golf XII 1922 p 202). 


Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme, but is in fact a British term. Ab Smith said his group used the phrase 'double eagle' for three under ( see Birdie above ), which is still the term most Americans and the name for their Double Eagle Club  (membership by invitation only).

Three under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird. The exact origin is unclear but the first known reference in 1929 indicates that it had been in use for some time before then.  John G Ridland, who scored an 'albatross' in India in 1934 , theorized that it was the introduction of steel shafted clubs in 1920s which made this score common enough to necessitate a name for it. 

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Durban Country Club 18th Hole site of first recorded albatross, a hole-in-one on 271 yard par-4

The first ‘albatross’ score reported as such in the press is from South Africa when E E Wooler scored a hole-in-one in the summer of 1931 on the 18th hole of the Durban Country Club which is a par-4. It cost £40 in drinks but, had he known that he was making history, he would not have minded. 

More details of the first albatrosses, are given in   The Albatross has Landed  in News section. 

A 'condor' in golf is a score of four (4!) under par. This can be achieved by scoring a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole, or by taking two strokes on a par-6 hole, which are themselves as rare as hen's teeth. Until recently, the idea of a condor was not considered to be possible and certainly few people were aware that anyone had scored one.

Golfing condors have been recorded six times around the world over the last 60 years in the USA, the UK and Australia. Until 2020, they were all par-5 'aces'.   More details can be found here .

The Whaup and Double Bogeys

No standard terms for 2 or 3 or more over Par have emerged. They are just double and triple Bogeys. Depending upon how good you are, anything over 7, 8 or 9 will be a ‘Blow-up’ or a ‘Disaster’.

Joyce Wethered once suggested that a hole-in-one should be called a Curlew, known in Scottish as a 'Whaup', which, though fitting, did not catch on. 

It seems that golfing terms came into popular use in much the same way as you find new words being invented and used on the Internet. If they sound good, people start using them. What we do not hear about are all the terms, such as beantops , that never made it because they did not catch on. Only the future can tell which of the terms that we create will still be in use in a hundred years time.

Updated to add Condor 18th July 2023

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bogie noun [C] ( CARRIAGE )

  • The fastest railway wheels in the world are on a new bogie developed by a German company .
  • Each of Eurostar's carriages shares a common bogie, making the entire train more rigid than a traditional one.
  • baggage car
  • bullet train
  • emergency cord
  • freight car
  • guard's van
  • puffer train
  • rolling stock
  • sleeping car

bogie noun [C] ( FEAR )

  • This season the team has banished their away-game bogie and are going to be tough to beat .
  • agoraphobic
  • arachnophobia
  • break out in a cold sweat
  • catastrophize
  • hydrophobia
  • hydrophobic
  • Islamophobia
  • xenophobically

bogie noun [C] ( IN GOLF )

  • Woods made three birdies , three bogies and a double bogie.
  • approach shot
  • better ball
  • casual water
  • lay someone up
  • putting green
  • Again, the long and heavy bogie Pullman and other coaches have the reputation among drivers, rightly or wrongly, of being hard to pull.  
  • As already mentioned, the hind part of the carriage rests upon two wheels, the front part being, as already mentioned, supported on the engine bogie.  
  • The coupling is effected by bolts close to the engine, and the car is drawn entirely by means of the bogie pin of the hind bogie.  
  • The locomotive of the Great Northern has a leading four-wheeled bogie, which considerably increases the steadiness of the engine, and counterbalances the disturbing effect of outside cylinders.  

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1. bogey , bogie , bogy

an evil spirit

(golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole

3. bogey , bogie , bogy

an unidentified (and possibly enemy) aircraft

to shoot in one stroke over par

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What Is a Bogey?

Bogey is a buzzword that refers to a benchmark used to evaluate a fund's performance and risk characteristics. A bogey provides an index benchmark that can serve as a close proxy for comparing the investment scope of a fund.

Key Takeaways

  • The term bogey refers to an index benchmark that is useful for evaluating a fund’s performance and risk characteristics.
  • Fund companies choose a specific benchmark that can be used as a close comparison tool.
  • Bogey benchmarks can be used as a comparison for various types of funds in differing ways, depending on the company’s goal.
  • Passive investment funds, for example, may set a bogey benchmark and seek to replicate the performance of an index.
  • Other investment companies may set a bogey benchmark as a standard they wish to outperform.

How a Bogey Works

A bogey refers to a benchmark for a mutual fund that provides the investor with a representative sample of a market segment for which it can compare performance and other characteristics. Benchmarks can be identified and utilized in different ways. Some benchmarks may be relative and set by an investor for comparing their fund to the broad market or other investments across the industry. A bogey typically refers to a specific benchmark that is set by the fund company as a close comparison for the fund itself.

Selecting a bogey is a vital portfolio task; choosing an index or benchmark bogy requires forecasting volatility and interest rates. 

Special Considerations 

Investors use benchmarks to compare and contrast the performance of an index representing a market sample with various different types of funds and investments in the market. Benchmarks can be used for all kinds of purposes and can help an investor to get an idea of how market segments are performing across the industry.

A bogey benchmark is often identified by a mutual fund company and referenced along with its objective and investment strategy in a fund’s registration documents and prospectus . Passive investment funds and their benchmarks provide a leading example of a bogey benchmark. These funds seek to replicate the performance and characteristics of an index with little return tracking or risk deviation. 

Other funds may use the bogey benchmark as the investment universe while building an investment strategy that seeks to outperform the benchmark. Furthermore, some investors may compare and contrast bogey benchmarks with relative benchmarks to gain a better understanding of how a fund and its benchmark are performing in comparison to other broad market options.

Example of a Bogey 

The S&P 500 and U.S. Aggregate Bond Index provide two examples of benchmarks for U.S. equities and U.S. debt. Through June 23, 2021, the S&P 500 had a return of 12.93% for year-to-date and the U.S. Aggregate Bond Index had a return of -1.85%. These leading benchmarks are often used to help investors gauge the performance expectations of new investments in both equities and fixed income.

A bogey benchmark will have similar if not the same performance as a fund. One example of bogey benchmark analysis on a passive fund includes the Russell 3000 Index and the iShares Russell 3000 Index Fund (IWV). Through June 23, 2021, the Russell 3000 Growth Index had a return of 13.71% versus the return of 13.61% for IWV.

For an investor looking at this investment in broad market terms they would see that IWV is closely tracking its bogey benchmark and has similar risk characteristics. In relative comparison this fund and its bogey benchmark are also outperforming the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index with a return of -1.85% year to date, as of June 23, 2021.

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iShares. " iShares Russell 3000 ETF ." Accessed June 24, 2021.

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What Is a Bogey? Definition of the Golf Score

Pros don't like bogeys, but it's a good score for recreational golfers

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"Bogey" is one of the scoring terms used by golfers and the term "bogey" means the golfer made a score of 1-over par on an individual golf hole.

Par , remember, is the expected number of strokes it should take an expert golfer to complete a hole . Golf holes are generally rated as par-3s, par-4s, and par-5s, which means that an expert golf should need three strokes, four strokes, and five strokes, respectively, to play those holes.

The Specific Scores That Result in a Bogey

How many strokes does it take to make a bogey? That is related the par of the hole being played. Here are the bogey scores for each respective par:

  • A score of 4 on a par-3 hole is a bogey;
  • A score of 5 on a par-4 hole is a bogey;
  • A score of 6 on a par-5 hole is a bogey.

Par-6 holes are uncommon, but golfers do occasionally encounter them. A bogey on a par-6 hole means the golfer used 7 strokes to play that hole.

Keep in mind that although bogey is a score that an expert golfer is usually disappointed with, very few of us are expert golfers ! Most recreational golfers aren't displeased when recording a bogey. Depending on your skill level, making a bogey might even be one of the highlights of your round.

Also, keep in mind that even for the very best golfers - those that play the professional tours - bogeys are not rare. Most professional golfers score one or two bogeys during a round. (It's just that they also make lots of pars and birdies to offset their occasional bogeys.)

In fact, you have to go all the way back to the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open to find a PGA Tour golfer who won a tournament without making a single bogey over the 72 holes of the event. That was Lee Trevino . (In 2016, Brian Stuard won the Zurich Classic of New Orleans — same tournament as Trevino! — without making a single bogey, but that event was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.)

How Did 'Bogey' Become a Golf Term?

Yes, the golf term "bogey" is related to the Bogey Man. And golfers definitely don't enjoy letting the Bogey Man get us!

But you might be surprised to learn that when bogey first entered the golf lexicon , in the 1890s, its meaning was different than the way we use it today. It was closer to the modern definition of "par" in meaning.

Other Forms and Uses of 'Bogey' in Golf

The term "bogey" shows up in several other golf terms. A bogey golfer is a golfer whose average score is about 1-over par per hole (e.g., a golfer who usually shoots around 90), but that term also has a specific meaning within the USGA Handicap System. "Bogey rating" is another handicap term and refers to an estimate of a golf course's degree of difficulty for "average golfers." That measurement is used by the USGA in its course rating system.

But the most common variations of "bogey" are found in additional scoring terms. Higher scores than 1-over par still incorporate the term bogey, but add a modifier. Here is how it works:

  • Bogey: 1-over par on a hole
  • Double bogey : 2-over par on a hole
  • Triple bogey : 3-over par on a hole
  • Quadruple bogey : 4-over par on a hole

And so on. Although when you start getting up into the quintuple and sextuple bogeys, it's probably best not to put a label on it.

A "bogey putt" is a putt that, if the golfer makes it, results in a score of bogey on the hole.

"Bogie" is a common misspelling of "bogey." Bogey used as a verb means to play the hole in 1-over par: "I need to bogey the final hole to finish under 90." The past tense is "bogeyed" (sometimes spelled "bogied"); the past participle is "bogeyed" and the gerund or present participle is "bogeying."

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What Is The Definition Of Bogey In Golf?

What Is A Bogey in Golf? Definition & Meaning | SportsLingo

1. A bogey is a score that is one stroke over par on a hole (+1). If someone were to score a six on a par-five hole, for example, it would be called a bogey. A bogey is a relatively common score, even for pro golfers. Scores that are more than one shot over par are called a double bogey (+2) or triple bogey (+3). Beyond that, players typically refer to a shot by the number of strokes. For example, if it took eight strokes to complete a par-four hole, it would be referred to as “eight” or “four over par” rather than a quadruple-bogey.

The term bogey was originally used in the UK as an alternative to “ground score” to describe the number of strokes a good golfer would take to complete a hole, similar to how par is used today. Bogey was first used at England’s Great Yarmouth Golf Club in 1890 and is based on the idea that golfers were competing against a Mister Bogey (or a “bogeyman”) in order to get a good score. As skills improved, golf scores started to come down and par scores were standardized in the United States. Americans began to refer to a bogey to mean one-over-par, and it spread to other countries from there.

Examples Of How Bogey Is Used In Commentary

1. Koepka nearly had a historic bogey-free round until he scored six on a par-five, earning him a bogey on the 16 th hole.

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What Is A Bogey? Definition, Types, Formation, Characteristics, Functions, And Health Implications

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August 17, 2023

Discover the definition, types, formation, characteristics, functions, and health implications of bogeys. Understand their importance in the body and potential risks involved.

Definition of a Bogey

A bogey, in simple terms, refers to a substance that is found in the human body. More specifically, it is a semi-solid or solid mass that is formed in the nasal cavity. Bogeys, also commonly known as boogers, are a natural occurrence and can be found in varying sizes and textures. While they may seem unpleasant or even gross to some, bogeys play an important role in maintaining the health of our respiratory system.

Explanation of a Bogey

To understand what a bogey is, let’s delve into its composition and formation. Bogeys are primarily made up of mucus, which is a sticky fluid secreted by the mucous membranes in the nasal passages. Mucus serves as a protective lubricant, trapping dust, allergens, bacteria, and other foreign particles that we inhale. It acts as a defense mechanism, preventing these particles from entering further into our respiratory system.

As we breathe, the mucus in our nasal passages continuously traps these particles, forming a sticky layer. Over time, this layer accumulates and dries up, resulting in the formation of bogeys. The consistency and texture of bogeys can vary depending on factors such as humidity, temperature, and the composition of the trapped particles.

Understanding the Term “Bogey”

The term “bogey” is often used colloquially to describe nasal mucus or dried nasal secretions. It is derived from the Middle English word “bogy,” which means something frightening or troublesome. While the word itself may evoke negative connotations, bogeys are actually a natural and necessary part of our respiratory system.

Bogeys serve as an indicator of the overall health of our respiratory system. Their presence can signify that our body’s defense mechanisms are working effectively to trap and eliminate harmful particles. As we go about our daily lives, we are exposed to various pollutants and irritants in the air. Bogeys help to prevent these particles from reaching our lungs and causing potential respiratory issues.

In the next sections, we will explore the different types and varieties of bogeys, the factors contributing to their formation, their physical properties, and their functions within the body. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of bogeys, we can appreciate their importance and the role they play in maintaining our respiratory health. So, let’s dive deeper into the fascinating world of bogeys.

Types of Bogeys

Bogeys come in different types and forms, each with its own unique characteristics. Understanding the various types of bogeys can help us better comprehend their formation, appearance, and functions. Let’s explore some of the common types and different varieties of bogeys.

Common Types of Bogeys

  • Sticky and Transparent Bogeys : These bogeys are usually freshly formed and consist of clear or slightly yellowish mucus. They are often found in individuals who have recently encountered irritants or allergens in their environment. These bogeys are relatively easy to remove and may indicate a healthy respiratory system.
  • Dry and Flaky Bogeys : As the name suggests, these bogeys are dry and have a flaky texture. They are commonly seen in individuals who are exposed to dry or cold air. Dry bogeys can be more challenging to expel and may cause discomfort or nasal congestion if not addressed.
  • Green or Yellowish Bogeys : Bogeys that appear green or yellow in color may indicate an underlying infection or illness. These colors are often associated with the presence of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting off infections. If green or yellow bogeys persist for an extended period or are accompanied by other symptoms such as fever or cough, it is advisable to seek medical attention.

Different Varieties of Bogeys

  • Hard and Crusty Bogeys : These bogeys are typically older and have dried up over time. They can be hard and crusty, making them more difficult to remove. Hard and crusty bogeys are often a result of prolonged exposure to dry air or inadequate hydration. Drinking plenty of fluids and using a humidifier can help prevent the formation of these uncomfortable bogeys.
  • Soft and Sticky Bogeys : Soft and sticky bogeys are usually found in individuals with excessive mucus production. They can be sticky to touch and may cause nasal congestion or a runny nose. Allergies, colds, or sinus infections are often associated with the formation of these bogeys. Addressing the underlying cause can help alleviate their presence.

Understanding the different types and varieties of bogeys can give us insights into their formation and appearance. In the next sections, we will explore the factors contributing to bogey formation, their physical properties, and their functions within the body. Let’s continue our exploration of this intriguing topic.

When it comes to bogeys, there are several common types that people may encounter. These types can vary in color, consistency, and even smell. Let’s explore some of the most frequently encountered bogeys:

  • Clear and Runny Bogeys : These bogeys are typically transparent and have a watery consistency. They are often caused by allergies or a common cold. When the body detects an irritant, such as pollen or dust, it produces more mucus to trap and remove the irritant from the respiratory system. This excess mucus can result in clear and runny bogeys.
  • Yellow or Green Bogeys : Yellow or green bogeys can indicate an infection, such as sinusitis or a respiratory tract infection. When the body is fighting off an infection, white blood cells are released to help combat the invading bacteria or viruses. These white blood cells contain enzymes that can give the mucus a yellow or green color. It’s essential to pay attention to the duration and other symptoms accompanying these colored bogeys, as they may warrant medical attention.
  • Thick and Sticky Bogeys : Some bogeys may have a thicker and stickier consistency. These bogeys can be caused by dehydration or dry air, which can lead to reduced mucus production. When the mucus becomes thicker, it can stick to the nasal passages and form more stubborn bogeys. Drinking plenty of fluids and using a humidifier can help alleviate this issue.
  • Bloody Bogeys : Finding blood in your bogeys can be alarming, but it doesn’t always indicate a severe condition. Nosebleeds, for example, can result in blood-stained bogeys. Dry air, allergies, or picking your nose can also cause small blood vessels in the nose to rupture, resulting in bloody bogeys. However, if you consistently have bloody bogeys without an apparent cause, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional.

Bogeys can also vary in consistency and texture, providing further insight into the state of your respiratory system. Here are some different varieties of bogeys that you may come across:

  • Rubbery Bogeys : These bogeys can have a rubbery texture and are often associated with nasal congestion. When the nasal passages are congested, the mucus can become thicker and more rubbery in nature.
  • Gelatinous Bogeys : Gelatinous bogeys can have a jelly-like consistency. They are commonly seen when the body is producing excess mucus, such as during a respiratory infection. These bogeys can be quite sticky and challenging to expel.
  • Hard and Dry Bogeys : Hard and dry bogeys are usually a result of dehydration or dry air. When the nasal passages lack adequate moisture, the mucus can dry up and harden. These bogeys can be uncomfortable and may cause irritation in the nasal passages.
  • Foamy Bogeys : Foamy bogeys are characterized by their bubbly appearance. They can occur when there is a mixture of mucus and air trapped in the nasal passages. Allergies, colds, or sinus infections can lead to the production of foamy bogeys.

Remember, the color, consistency, and texture of bogeys can provide valuable insights into your respiratory health. While most bogeys are harmless and a natural part of the body’s defense mechanism, it’s essential to pay attention to any changes or persistent symptoms. If you have concerns about your bogeys or respiratory health, it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation.

By understanding the different types and varieties of bogeys, you can gain insight into your respiratory health and take appropriate measures to maintain optimal well-being.

Formation of Bogeys

Bogeys, also known as nasal mucus or snot, are a natural substance that forms within our nasal passages. They play a crucial role in maintaining the health and functionality of our respiratory system. In this section, we will explore the factors contributing to bogey formation and the intricate process behind it.

Factors Contributing to Bogey Formation

There are several factors that contribute to the formation of bogeys. Understanding these factors can shed light on why they are necessary and how they are formed. Let’s take a closer look at each of these factors:

  • Nasal Glands : Our nasal glands are responsible for producing mucus, which ultimately forms bogeys. These glands are located within the lining of our nasal passages and continually secrete a thin layer of mucus to keep our nasal passages moist and trap foreign particles.
  • Foreign Particles : As we go about our daily lives, our nasal passages are exposed to various foreign particles, such as dust, pollen, bacteria, and viruses. These particles can enter our nasal passages and trigger an immune response.
  • Humidity : The level of humidity in the air can impact the consistency of the mucus produced by our nasal glands. In drier environments, the mucus may become thicker and stickier, leading to the formation of more solid bogeys.
  • Inflammation : When our nasal passages become inflamed due to allergies, infections, or irritants, the body responds by producing more mucus. This increased production is an attempt to flush out the irritants and protect the respiratory system.
  • Cilia Movement : The lining of our nasal passages is covered in tiny hair-like structures called cilia. These cilia move in coordinated waves to transport the mucus and any trapped particles towards the throat, where they can be swallowed or coughed out.

Process of Bogey Formation

Now that we have explored the factors contributing to bogey formation, let’s delve into the intricate process behind their creation. Understanding this process can help us appreciate the importance of bogeys in maintaining a healthy respiratory system. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of the process:

  • Mucus Production : As mentioned earlier, the nasal glands continuously produce mucus to keep the nasal passages moist and trap foreign particles. This mucus is initially thin and watery.
  • Particle Entrapment : When foreign particles enter the nasal passages, they get trapped in the thin layer of mucus. The sticky nature of the mucus allows it to adhere to these particles, preventing them from progressing deeper into the respiratory system.
  • Mucus Transportation : The coordinated movement of the cilia lining our nasal passages helps propel the mucus and any trapped particles towards the throat. This transportation process is vital for clearing the nasal passages and maintaining their functionality.
  • Water Absorption : As the mucus travels along the nasal passages, it undergoes a process known as water absorption. This process involves the removal of excess water from the mucus, leading to its thickening and solidification.
  • Bogey Formation : The thickened mucus, along with the trapped particles, accumulates and solidifies within the nasal passages, eventually forming bogeys. These bogeys can vary in color, texture, and consistency, depending on the factors mentioned earlier.

It is important to note that bogeys are a natural and necessary part of our respiratory system. They help protect our lungs by trapping harmful particles and preventing them from entering our airways. While their presence may sometimes be seen as unpleasant, they serve an essential function in maintaining the health of our respiratory system.

In the next section, we will explore the characteristics of bogeys, including their physical properties, appearance, and texture.

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Bogeys can offer valuable insights into our overall health. Changes in their color, consistency, or frequency can indicate underlying issues such as allergies, infections, or dehydration. Paying attention to these changes can help us better understand our body’s needs and seek appropriate medical attention when necessary.

Characteristics of Bogeys

Bogeys, also known as nasal mucus or snot, come in various forms and have distinct characteristics. Understanding these characteristics can provide valuable insights into the health of our respiratory system. In this section, we will explore the physical properties, appearance, and texture of bogeys.

Physical Properties of Bogeys

Bogeys exhibit different physical properties that can vary from person to person and even within the same individual at different times. Here are some key physical properties of bogeys:

  • Color : Bogeys can range in color from clear or white to yellow, green, or brown. The color of a bogey can indicate the presence of certain substances, such as bacteria, viruses, or blood.
  • Consistency : The consistency of bogeys can vary from thin and watery to thick and sticky. Factors such as humidity, hydration levels, and the presence of irritants or infections can influence the consistency of bogeys.
  • Volume : The volume of bogeys produced can vary widely depending on the individual and the surrounding environment. Factors such as allergies, infections, or exposure to irritants can increase the production of bogeys.

Appearance and Texture of Bogeys

In addition to their physical properties, bogeys also have distinct appearances and textures. Here are some common observations regarding the appearance and texture of bogeys:

  • Translucency : Bogeys are often translucent or semi-translucent in their initial form. As they accumulate and solidify, they can become more opaque.
  • Viscosity : The viscosity of bogeys refers to their resistance to flow. Bogeys can range from being thin and runny to thick and sticky in consistency, affecting their texture.
  • Texture : Depending on their composition and stage of formation, bogeys can have different textures. They can range from being smooth and gel-like to lumpy or grainy.

Understanding the physical properties, appearance, and texture of bogeys can help us identify any significant changes that may indicate an underlying health condition. In the next section, we will explore the functions of bogeys and their importance in the body’s respiratory system.

The average person produces around one liter of mucus every day, most of which is swallowed unconsciously. This constant production and clearance of mucus are essential for maintaining the health and functionality of our respiratory system.

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Bogeys, those mysterious substances that seem to appear out of nowhere in our noses, have several unique characteristics. Understanding these properties can help shed light on their purpose and function within the body. In this section, we will explore the physical properties, appearance, and texture of bogeys.

Bogeys possess a range of physical properties that contribute to their formation and composition. They are primarily composed of mucus, a sticky fluid secreted by the mucous membranes in the nose. Mucus serves as a protective barrier, trapping foreign particles such as dust, allergens, and bacteria, preventing them from entering the respiratory system.

One of the distinguishing qualities of bogeys is their viscosity. They can vary in consistency from thin and watery to thick and sticky, depending on various factors. The composition of mucus, as well as the presence of other substances like dead skin cells and microorganisms, can influence the viscosity of bogeys. This variability in texture is often noticeable when blowing one’s nose, with different types of bogeys being expelled.

Additionally, the color of bogeys can provide valuable insights into our health. While clear or white bogeys are typically considered normal, other colors may indicate an underlying issue. Green or yellowish bogeys, for example, can be a sign of infection, as they may contain an increased amount of white blood cells. Red or bloody bogeys may indicate nasal irritation or injury. Monitoring the color of bogeys can help identify potential health concerns and prompt further evaluation if necessary.

Bogeys come in various shapes, sizes, and textures, giving them a distinct appearance. They can range from small, gel-like blobs to larger, solid masses. The texture of bogeys can be slimy, sticky, or even grainy, depending on their composition and the substances they have trapped.

Have you ever wondered why bogeys sometimes appear dried up and crusty? This occurs when the moisture in the mucus evaporates, leaving behind a residue of dried mucus and trapped particles. These crusty bogeys can be easily picked or blown out, providing a temporary relief from nasal congestion.

Interestingly, the appearance and texture of bogeys can vary based on external factors. Environmental conditions such as humidity and temperature play a role in the consistency of mucus and, consequently, the characteristics of bogeys. In dry environments, mucus may become thicker, leading to the formation of more solid and sticky bogeys. Conversely, in humid conditions, mucus tends to be thinner, resulting in more watery and liquid-like bogeys.

In summary, bogeys exhibit a range of physical properties, appearance, and texture. They are primarily composed of mucus and serve as a defense mechanism to trap foreign particles, preventing them from entering the respiratory system. The viscosity, color, shape, and texture of bogeys can vary based on the composition of mucus and external factors such as humidity. By understanding these characteristics, we can gain a deeper appreciation for the role bogeys play in maintaining our respiratory health.

  • Want to learn more about the different types of bogeys? Check out our next section on “Types of Bogeys.”
  • Curious about how bogeys are formed? Explore the following section on “Formation of Bogeys.”

Functions of Bogeys

Importance of bogeys in the body.

Have you ever wondered why our bodies produce bogeys? While it may seem unpleasant, the truth is that bogeys play an important role in maintaining our overall health and well-being. Bogeys, also known as nasal mucus or snot, serve several crucial functions that are vital for our body’s functioning.

One of the primary functions of bogeys is to keep our nasal passages moist. The inner lining of our nose contains tiny hair-like structures called cilia, which help to trap foreign particles, including dust, bacteria, and viruses. However, these cilia can only function effectively when the nasal passages are adequately moist. Bogeys provide the necessary moisture, preventing the nasal passages from becoming dry and irritated.

Another significant function of bogeys is to act as a defense mechanism against harmful substances. When we breathe in, the air we inhale carries various particles, pollutants, and pathogens. Bogeys work as a sticky trap, capturing these harmful substances before they reach our lungs. They act as a physical barrier, preventing these particles from entering our respiratory system and causing potential harm.

Additionally, bogeys contain antibodies and enzymes that help fight against infections. These substances present in nasal mucus are capable of neutralizing pathogens and preventing them from spreading further in our body. By trapping and immobilizing bacteria and viruses, bogeys play a crucial role in reducing the risk of respiratory infections.

Role of Bogeys in the Respiratory System

Now that we understand the importance of bogeys in the body, let’s delve deeper into their specific role within the respiratory system. The respiratory system consists of various organs and structures, including the nose, throat, trachea, and lungs. Bogeys contribute significantly to maintaining the optimal functioning of this complex system.

The nose serves as the primary entry point for air into our body. As we inhale, the air passes through the nasal cavity, where it encounters bogeys. These sticky substances trap dust, pollen, and other allergens present in the air, preventing them from reaching the delicate lining of our lungs. By doing so, bogeys help reduce the risk of respiratory allergies and asthma attacks.

Moreover, bogeys play a crucial role in humidifying the air we breathe. Dry and cold air can irritate the respiratory system, leading to discomfort and potential respiratory issues. Bogeys act as a natural humidifier, adding moisture to the inhaled air. This moisture helps to prevent the drying out of our airways, ensuring their optimal functioning.

In addition to their role in filtration and humidification, bogeys also assist in the sense of smell. The nasal mucus contains receptors that detect scent molecules in the air. These receptors send signals to the brain, allowing us to perceive different smells. Without the presence of bogeys, our sense of smell would be significantly impaired.

  • Importance of bogeys in the body:
  • Moisturizing the nasal passages
  • Acting as a defense mechanism against harmful substances
  • Containing antibodies and enzymes to fight infections
  • Role of bogeys in the respiratory system:
  • Trapping allergens and preventing respiratory allergies
  • Humidifying the air and preventing respiratory discomfort
  • Assisting in the sense of smell

Health Implications of Bogeys

Effects of excessive bogeys.

Excessive bogeys, also known as excessive nasal mucus or nasal discharge, can have various effects on the body. While it is natural for the body to produce mucus to protect the respiratory system and trap foreign particles, an excess of bogeys can lead to discomfort and potential health issues.

One of the primary effects of excessive bogeys is nasal congestion. When the nasal passages become clogged with an abundance of mucus, it becomes difficult to breathe through the nose. This can result in breathing through the mouth, leading to dryness in the throat and potential respiratory problems. Additionally, nasal congestion can cause disruptions in sleep patterns, leading to fatigue and reduced productivity during the day.

Another consequence of excessive bogeys is post-nasal drip. This occurs when the excess mucus flows down the back of the throat, causing a constant need to clear the throat or cough. Post-nasal drip can be irritating and uncomfortable, leading to a persistent sore throat or a hoarse voice. It can also contribute to bad breath, as the mucus provides a breeding ground for bacteria.

When bogeys accumulate in the sinuses, it can lead to sinusitis. Sinusitis refers to the inflammation of the sinuses, which are air-filled cavities located behind the forehead, cheeks, and eyes. The excess mucus provides a favorable environment for bacteria and viruses to thrive, resulting in an infection. Common symptoms of sinusitis include facial pain, pressure, and a thick, discolored nasal discharge. If left untreated, sinusitis can lead to more severe complications.

Potential Risks Associated with Bogeys

While bogeys are typically harmless and serve a crucial role in the respiratory system, there are certain risks associated with their presence, especially when they are neglected or not properly managed.

One potential risk is the development of sinus infections. As mentioned earlier, excessive mucus can create an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, leading to sinusitis. If sinus infections are not promptly treated, they can become chronic and cause long-term discomfort.

Another risk associated with bogeys is the potential for the spread of infections. When mucus is expelled from the body through sneezing or blowing the nose, it can contain viruses or bacteria. If proper hygiene practices are not followed, such as washing hands regularly, these pathogens can be transferred to surfaces or other individuals, increasing the risk of infection transmission.

Furthermore, the presence of excessive bogeys can contribute to allergies and allergic reactions. Allergens, such as pollen or dust mites, can get trapped in the mucus and trigger an immune response. This can lead to symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and watery eyes.

In some cases, chronic nasal congestion caused by excessive bogeys can lead to sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. When the nasal passages are blocked, it can disrupt the normal airflow, resulting in snoring and interrupted breathing patterns. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious consequences on overall health and well-being.

In conclusion, while bogeys are a natural part of the body’s defense mechanism, excessive amounts can have negative health implications. Effects of excessive bogeys include nasal congestion, post-nasal drip, and the development of sinusitis. Potential risks associated with bogeys include the spread of infections, allergies, and the possibility of sleep apnea. It is important to manage and address excessive bogeys through proper hygiene practices, seeking medical advice when necessary, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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  1. Bogey Definition & Meaning

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    uk/ˈbəʊ.ɡi/us/ˈboʊ.ɡi/ bogey , the of getting the into the in one (= more than (= the for that fairway golfing greenside hole out iron lay someone putt putting green shank wood See more results » bogey usually singular(alsobogie); bogy) acrophobia aerophobia agoraphobic aquaphobia arachnophobia break out in a cold sweat cold sweat dread homophobe

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    noun 1. an evil or mischievous spirit 2. something that worries or annoys 3. golf a. a score of one stroke over par on a hole Compare par (sense 5) b. obsolete a standard score for a hole or course, regarded as one that a good player should make 4. slang a piece of dried mucus discharged from the nose

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    UK:* /ˈbəʊɡɪ/ in Spanish | in French | in Italian | English synonyms | English Usage | Conjugator | in context | images Inflections of ' bogey ' ( n ): bogeys npl (US & UK) bogies npl (UK) Inflections of ' bogey ' ( v ): ( ⇒ conjugate) bogeys v 3rd person singular bogeying v pres p

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  8. Bogey Definition & Meaning

    Britannica Dictionary definition of BOGEY. [+ object] golf. : to score a bogey on (a hole) She birdied the first hole but bogeyed the second hole. BOGEY meaning: 1 : a score that is one more than the official standard score for a particular hole a score of one stroke over par on a hole; 2 : something that causes fear or worry.

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  10. Bogey

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    3. Sports a. A golf score of one stroke over par. b. Chiefly British The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course. 4. Slang An unidentified flying aircraft. 5. Slang A detective or police officer. 6. Chiefly British Slang A piece of dried or semisolid nasal mucus; a booger.

  12. BOGY

    bogy meaning: 1. → bogey 2. → bogey. Learn more.

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  14. Bogey : définition du lexique du golf

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  15. Bogey

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  16. Par, Bogey, Birdie, Eagle, Albatross

    Hush! Hush! Here Comes the Bogey Man", which was popular at that time. So at Yarmouth and elsewhere the ground score became known as the bogey score. A 'bogle' was a Scottish goblin as far back as the 16th Century and a Bogey-man was a widely used term for a goblin or devil.

  17. BOGIE

    verb [ T ] (also bogey) us / ˈboʊ.ɡi / uk / ˈbəʊ.ɡi / (in golf) to score a bogie for a particular hole: He bogied three of the last five holes. SMART Vocabulary: related words and phrases (Definition of bogie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press) Examples from literature

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