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tantibogus n Also sp tantibogas [Var of swEngl dial tantarabobus (and varr)]
The devil; a boogeyman.
1912 Green VA Folk-Speech 438, Tantibogas. . . Tantarabobus. A name for the devil. 1966 DARE (Qu. EE41, A hobgoblin that is used to threaten children and make them behave) Inf NC33, Tantibogus.
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