HyperDic: bugaboo

English > 2 senses of the word bugaboo:
NOUNperson bugaboo, bogeyman, bugbear, boogeyman, boogeran imaginary monster used to frighten children
cognitionbugabooa source of concern
bugaboo > pronunciation
Soundsbah'gahbuw.
Rhymesbabu ... taboo: 8 rhymes with buw...
English > bugaboo: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn imaginary monster used to frighten children.
Synonymsbogeyman, bugbear, boogeyman, booger
BroadermonsterAn imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
Spanishbogeyman, coco, cuco, el Coco
Catalanen Banyeta, home del sac
English > bugaboo: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA source of concern.
Example"the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them"
Broaderconcern, worry, headache, vexationSomething or someone that causes anxiety
Spanishcoco

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