- Informal. any person or thing: That shark was a mean-looking booger. Paddle the little booger and send him home.
- Slang. a piece of dried mucus in or from the nose.
- Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. any ghost, hobgoblin, or other frightening apparition.
Origin of booger
1865–70; perhaps variant of British dialect boggard goblin, bogy; in senses of defs 1, 2 conflated with bugger1
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Examples from the Web for booger
One of them was that it was hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong—Lewis and Booger from Revenge of the Nerds.Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
May 27, 2014
He was breathing fast through his nose, making the booger wiggle.
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.
Word Origin and History for booger
"nasal mucus," by 1890s; earlier bugger. Also boogie.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper