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Thursday, October 05, 2006

BUGBEAR

bugbear |ˈbəgˌbe(ə)r| noun a cause of obsessive fear, irritation, or loathing. • archaic an imaginary being invoked to frighten children, typically a sort of hobgoblin supposed to devour them. ORIGIN late 16th cent.: probably from obsolete bug [bogey] (of unknown origin) + bear 2.

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