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boo-boo

[ boo-boo ]
/ ˈbuˌbu /
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noun, plural boo-boos.Slang.
a minor injury; owie: My dad was doing dishes and kissing boo-boos way back in the 1960s.
a stupid or silly mistake; blunder: Even people with loads of sewing experience make boo-boos when creating a piece!
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Origin of boo-boo

An Americanism dating back to 1950–55; baby talk
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British Dictionary definitions for boo-boo

boo-boo

noun plural -boos
informal an embarrassing mistake; blunder

Word Origin for boo-boo

C20: perhaps from nursery talk; compare boohoo
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