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Overview of noun bugbear
The noun bugbear has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. bogeyman, bugbear, bugaboo, boogeyman, booger
(an imaginary monster used to frighten children)
2. bugbear, hobgoblin
(an object of dread or apprehension; "Germany was always a bugbear for France"; "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds"