Definition of Boggard

1. n. A bogey.



Definition of Boggard

1. Noun. (archaic) A ghost or goblin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boggard

1. bogle [n -S] - See also: bogle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boggard

bogdanovite
bogey
bogey man
bogeyed
bogeying
bogeyism
bogeyisms
bogeyman
bogeymen
bogeypeople
bogeyperson
bogeypersons
bogeys
bogeywoman
bogeywomen
boggard (current term)
boggards
boggart
boggarts
bogged
bogged down
bogged off
bogger
boggers
boggery
boggier
boggiest
boggily
bogginess
bogginesses

Literary usage of Boggard

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1. Northamptonshire Notes and Queries: An Illustrated Quarterly Journal by Christopher Alexander Markham (1888)
"Then he saws wheat, an' when boggard cums i' fall, roan gets corn an' straw, ... Man didn't think a deal to this here waay o' goin' on, fer boggard look'd ..."

2. Letters to the Young on Progress in Pudsey During the Last Sixty Years by Joseph Lawson (1887)
"... horse-shoe— Telling " boggard Tales "—Children made unhappy—The " Padfoot," a ghost and the results—Favourite places for ghosts—Satan, his cloven-foot, ..."

3. A Glossary of Words Used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield by Sidney Oldall Addy (1888)
"boggard, sb. a ghost, apparition. It was said that a boggard used to appear by night at a ... There is a phrase ' to take boggard,' ie, to take fright. ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1884)
"boggard, the dried moisture of the nostrils. boggard, a ghost. When a horse takes fright he is said to ' tak' th' boggard. ..."

5. The Hallamshire Glossary by Joseph Hunter (1829)
"The word describes what would be the effect were the boggard to make his appearance, ... A horse that starts boggles, or, as is said, takes boggard. ..."

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