1. A score of one over par on a specific hole.verb
The number of strokes that a competent golfer might expect to take for a given hole or course.
1. To complete (a specified hole) in one over par. Compare birdie 2, eagle 2, 3.
: 19c: in 1890 a Major Wellman is said to have remarked that the hypothetical golfer able to play to this standard must be a regular ‘Bogey Man
' (referring to a popular song of the time); thereafter this imaginary player came to be called Colonel Bogey
and golfers would aim to ‘beat the Colonel' or ‘beat the Bogey'; see bogeyman