[ boog-er ]


  1. Informal. any person or thing:

    That shark was a mean-looking booger. Paddle the little booger and send him home.

  2. Slang. a piece of dried mucus in or from the nose.
  3. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. any ghost, hobgoblin, or other frightening apparition.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of booger1

1865–70; perhaps variant of British dialect boggard goblin, bogy; in senses of booger defs 1, 2 conflated with bugger 1
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Example Sentences

Other sea critters feast on these ocean boogers, like brittle stars and small crustaceans.

This is a natural process and a long journey to freedom for those little ear boogers.

This kind of waxy ear booger has plagued people for centuries.

Researchers are not so sure why this is, but they think maybe it has to do with our boogers.

One of them was that it was hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong—Lewis and Booger from Revenge of the Nerds.

They were both so close I could see the zit on the cheek of the one on the left, the little booger up the nose of the other.

Booger flashed his badge at me too fast for me to get a good look at it, but Zit in the front seat gave me a long look at his.

The booger one stepped right up close to me, his foot on the inside of mine.

"You've been momentarily detained so that we can ensure your safety and the general public safety," Booger said.

Booger had been reaching for the door handle but now he whirled on me, all Hulked out and throbbing veins.