Usage examples for bugaboo

  1. And now they mean to drive away the plague with singing- as if that bugaboo were a hater of music. – Master Olof A Drama in Five Acts by August Strindberg
  2. The second time, I was in the room when he entered, and at my swift departure he reddened visibly, and, after a moment, said: " If you were not all such good friends of mine, I should think someone had been making a bugaboo of me to scare that young woman." – Life on the Stage by Clara Morris