Pronunciation of Bugbear
/b_ˈʌ_ɡ_b_eə/, /bˈʌɡbe͡ə/, /bˈʌɡbeə/
Usage examples for bugbear:
- " Fair Rosalind has certainly suffered her imagination to conjure up a bugbear in this man," thought Charles. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill", Mrs [Frances] Trollope.
- It was plain that they belonged to some kind of secret association; and before he had been long in Pianura he learned that the society of the Illuminati, that bugbear of priests and princes, was supposed to have agents at work in the duchy. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
- They're easily shocked, these country clergy, and no doubt I'm a bugbear to 'em. - "Dead Men Tell No Tales", E. W. Hornung.