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Definition of "bogey" []

  • An evil or mischievous spirit; a hobgoblin. (noun)
  • A cause of annoyance or harassment. (noun)
  • Sports The number of strokes that a good player is likely to need to finish a golf hole or course. (noun)
  • Sports A golf score of one stroke over par. (noun)
  • Slang An unidentified flying aircraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bogey" in a sentence
  • "He again started sluggishly in the final round, taking bogey from the rough on No. 1 and having to save par from thick grass short of the green at No. 2."
  • "Jerry Kelly was at 2 over until he took double bogey from the front of the 14th green, then rinsed one in the pond short of the 15th green for another bogey."
  • "Paul Casey shot a 72 and was at 5-over 215 with Stephen Ames (73), Justin Rose (73) and Bubba Watson (75), who made a triple bogey from the left side of the ninth green but steadied himself with pars and a lone bogey the rest of the way."