Meaning of Bugaboo: A playful and possibly mischievous nickname, often used for someone who is teasing or playful.

Literal Meaning of Bugaboo: Literally, it refers to a mythical creature used to scare children, here used playfully.

Popularity: Moderate.

Origin: English.


Oliver: “Hey, Bugaboo! Stop hiding my keys.”

Sophia: “Oops, caught me! Here they are.”

Related Nicknames: Beast, Monster, Trickster, Rascal, Prankster.