Nearby words

  1. bony palate,
  2. bonynge,
  3. bonytail,
  4. bonze,
  5. bonzer,
  6. boo-boo,
  7. boo-hoo,
  8. boo-hurrah theory,
  9. boo-word,
  10. boo-ya

Origin of boo

1
First recorded in 1810–20; expressive formation

boo

2
[ boo, boh ]
/ bu, boʊ /

noun

Slang. marijuana.

Origin of boo

2
First recorded in 1955–60; of uncertain origin

Also called boo grass.

boo

3
[ boo ]
/ bu /

noun Slang.

one's boyfriend or girlfriend.

Origin of boo

3
1985–90; possibly an alteration of French beau boyfriend, admirer

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British Dictionary definitions for boo

boo

/ (buː) /

interjection

an exclamation uttered to startle or surprise someone, esp a child
a shout uttered to express disgust, dissatisfaction, or contempt, esp at a theatrical production, political meeting, etc
would not say boo to a goose is extremely timid or diffident

verb boos, booing or booed

to shout "boo" at (someone or something), esp as an expression of disgust, dissatisfaction, or disapprovalto boo the actors
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Word Origin and History for boo

boo

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