also boohoo, 1520s, originally of laughter or weeping (now only of weeping); see boo.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for boo-hoo

Historical Examples of boo-hoo

  • I used to long to throw myself in her lap and boo-hoo on her shoulder!

    The Dragon's Secret

    Augusta Huiell Seaman

  • Monsieur, boo-hoo—we—ain't had nothin' to eat—since—morning.

  • At that moment the awfulness of her mistake dawned upon Mary, and she set up a loud 'Boo-hoo!'

    Baby Jane's Mission

    Reginald Parnell

  • Monsieur, we—boo-hoo—we asked that barber man over there to let us get warm in his store and—and—he wouldn't do—it—boo-hoo!

  • His boo-hoo might have been heard for miles, and the king naturally desired to stop it.

    The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book

    Constance Cary Harrison