bugaboo

  • 1 Bugaboo — Bug a*boo , Bugbear Bug bear , n. [See {Bug}.] Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, or an imaginary monster, used to frighten… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Bugaboo — (Mascalucia,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Etnea 306, 95030 Mascalucia, Италия …

    Каталог отелей

  • 3 Bugaboo — (Mascalucia,Италия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Via Etnea 306, 95030 Mascalucia, Италия …

    Каталог отелей

  • 4 bugaboo — 1843, earlier buggybow (1740), probably an alteration of bugbear (see BUG (Cf. bug)), but connected by Chapman [ Dictionary of American Slang ] with Bugibu, demon in the O.Fr. poem Aliscans from 1141, which is perhaps of Celtic origin (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 bugaboo — [bug′ə bo͞o΄] n. pl. bugaboos [ BUG2 + BOO1] a bugbear …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Bugaboo — A Bugaboo is something that causes fear or worry. It can also refer to:In geography: * The Bugaboos, a granite mountain range in the Purcell Mountains of eastern British Columbia, Canada ** Bugaboo Provincial Park, a park in that area * Bugaboo… …

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  • 7 bugaboo — bug|a|boo [ bʌgə,bu ] noun count AMERICAN something that worries people, especially something you think they are silly to worry about: that old 90s bugaboo, low self esteem …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 8 bugaboo — noun (plural boos) Etymology: earlier buggybow, bugger bo, of unknown origin Date: 1598 1. an imaginary object of fear 2. bugbear 2; also something that causes fear or distress out of proportion to its impor …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 bugaboo — /bug euh booh /, n., pl. bugaboos. something that causes fear or worry; bugbear; bogy. [1730 40; earlier buggybow. See BOGY, BOO] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 bugaboo — bug|a|boo [ˈbʌgəbu:] n AmE [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Probably from a Celtic language] something that makes people anxious or afraid …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 bugaboo — bug·a·boo || bÊŒgÉ™buː n. source of fear and concern; bugbear, irrational fear …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 bugaboo — [ bʌgəbu:] noun chiefly N. Amer. an object of fear; a bogey. Origin C18: prob. of Celtic origin and related to Welsh bwci bo bogey, the Devil , bwci hobgoblin , and Cornish bucca …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 bugaboo — n. See bugbear …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 bugaboo — noun (C) old fashioned an imaginary thing or person that children are scared of …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 bugaboo — bug·a·boo …

    English syllables

  • 16 bugaboo — bug•a•boo [[t]ˈbʌg əˌbu[/t]] n. pl. boos something that causes fear or worry; bugbear; bogy • Etymology: 1730–40; earlier buggybow. See bogy I, boo I …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 bugaboo — /ˈbʌgəbu/ (say buguhbooh) noun (plural bugaboos) some imaginary thing that causes fear or worry; a bugbear; a bogy. {obsolete bug hobgoblin + a + boo1 (def. 1) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 bugaboo — n. a bogey (see BOGEY(2)) or bugbear. Etymology: prob. of dial. orig.: cf. Welsh bwcibo the Devil, bwci hobgoblin …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 Bugaboo Creek Steak House — is an American steak house with locations in ten states. It is decorated as a hunting lodge in the Canadian Rockies and has won numerous Best Steak House awards from CitySearch and AOL. Bugaboo Creek is owned by Charlie Brown s, which owns other… …

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  • 20 Bugaboo Provincial Park — is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada, located in the central Purcell Mountains.The park is known primarily for the Bugaboos, a formation of mountains that attracts climbers and mountaineers, and for the Conrad Kain hut, an alpine hut… …

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