[Ads-l] What's etymology of 'boogeyman'?

Meng Lu lumeng at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 5 05:45:47 UTC 2015

I cannot find 'boogeyman' in Oxford English Dictionary. Any interesting
thing to say about the word? What's the etymology? Is it still commonly
used in modern English?

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