- to weep noisily; blubber.
- the sound of noisy weeping.
Origin of boohoo
First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo1
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Examples from the Web for boohoo
Then she boohoo'd too, and the tears that fell between us looked like we were artesian wells—they certainly did.Mary Cary
Kate Langley Bosher
"Boohoo as much as you like," cried the Yankee in a shrill tone, that was heard above all the howlings of the unlucky Sambo.
- to sob or pretend to sob noisily
- (sometimes plural) distressed or pretended sobbing
C20: nursery talk
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