bogeyman

(redirected from Bogyman)
Also found in: Dictionary.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for bogeyman

Synonyms for bogeyman

an imaginary monster used to frighten children

References in periodicals archive ?
Ashcroft was goading the President with the bogyman of "activist judges," a Federalist Society obsession.
Just as Malay communal militancy has been diverted by conjuring up a neo-colonialist British bogyman as a would-be 'threat to our survival' for all Malaysians, so also does the international scene provide rich opportunities for directing Muslim militancy outwards, away from potential domestic targets such as Christian Indians, Chinese, and natives of Borneo, but also from the more secular-minded and Westernised Malays of which Dr Mahathir himself is an example.
Postal executives continue to claim they fear a financial bogyman around every corner and apparently four years of serious profits cannot convince them otherwise.
While it's convenient to characterize Hollywood as the bogyman responsible for shoving Asian films off cinema screens, many producers and distributors in the East accept that most of the faults lie within.
And Anderson adds: "When people actually sang the hymns, the bogyman of inclusive language disappeared.
An August 19 editorial in the Arizona Republic, for example, fumed over the money that government and businesses have wasted cleaning up "the bogyman [sic] chemical," and reported that "top federal scientists now have come to the belated conclusion that [dioxin] .
25) This is not to say that Shelley intended to create a specifically Negro monster, elsewhere she writes of the monster's yellow skin,(26) but rather that, reaching into childhood fantasy and imagination, she dredged up a bogyman which had been constructed out of a cultural tradition of the threatening "Other" -- whether troll or giant, gypsy or Negro -- from the dark inner recesses of xenophobic fear and loathing.
Reader, Cliff Gallo, mocked the show: "Abdoh transforms his visual assemblage into a spectacle that, ironically, makes Bogyman as banal as anything produced by the commercial mainstream.
But if the Reagan administration fell on its face, don't blame some liberal bogyman.
And now the great bogyman himself, Saddam, is dead.
Yet somehow, in Betrayal, the bogyman of "Big Labor" still stalks the land.
Kids may not respond to ``because I said so'' but will believe ``because the bogyman will get you.
New South Democrats have pulled off occasional victories by bringing out a decent black vote and "convincing conventional voters that a particular Republican is the bogyman," Legette says.
Stephen Glass I've always found creepy in a meaningful way--the bogyman in the journalist's closet.
Bush himself dismissed it as a mere product of "the bureaucracy," that oft-vilified bogyman of right-wing ideology.