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BlackSmith
Which is correct, "boogeyman" or "Boogie man"? which means an evil wizard. Thank you!
Jun 26, 2015 3:04 PM
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I'm assuming you're referring to the mythical creature, which can be spelled both ways as you've outlined. Oh and, it's not necessarily an 'evil wizard' as far as I'm aware.
June 26, 2015
I agree with the other comments. Terms belonging to folklore like this tend to have many different versions of spelling and pronunciation, depending on the region. It's impossible to give a definitive answer. But however you spell 'bogeyman', as we say in the UK, this isn't an 'evil wizard'. It's just a general figure of fear, often used to frighten children.
June 27, 2015
BlackSmith
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Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese
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