Definitions for "Bugbear"
Something frightful, as a specter; anything imaginary that causes needless fright; something used to excite needless fear; also, something really dangerous, or an imaginary monster, used to frighten children, etc.
a source of concern; as, the old bugaboo of inflation still bothers them.
Same as Bugaboo.
Keywords:  phantoms, idle, alarm
To alarm with idle phantoms.