bogeyman

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Synonyms for bogeyman

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an imaginary monster used to frighten children

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He added: "Lebanon's Christian Phalange Party and [the Shiite] Amal Party, and the other ethnic parties there, are all casting about for new identities, now that their obsessions - the Syrian and Israeli bogymen - have both left Lebanon".
Bogymen do not exist, and, therefore, do not ``get'' children.
But Senate has heard accounts of different kinds of bogymen in the area, including leprechauns lurking in closets, an evil Virgin Mary with a horse's body, a faceless woman with long dark hair, and a headless horseman swinging a glowing lasso and galloping around Ventura on the last night of each month, searching for the souls of sinners.