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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of boo

1
First recorded in 1630–40; expressive formation

Other definitions for boo (2 of 3)

boo2
[ boo, boh ]
/ bu, boʊ /

noun
Slang. marijuana.
Also called boo grass.

Origin of boo

2
First recorded in 1955–60; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for boo (3 of 3)

boo3
[ boo ]
/ bu /

noun Slang.
one's boyfriend or girlfriend.

Origin of boo

3
1985–90; of uncertain origin; possibly an alteration of French beau “boyfriend, admirer”
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How to use boo in a sentence

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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