[ boo-hoo ]
/ ˌbuˈhu /
verb (used without object), boo·hooed, boo·hoo·ing.
to weep noisily; blubber.
noun, plural boo·hoos.
the sound of noisy weeping.
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Origin of boohoo
First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo1
Words nearby boohoo
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Example sentences from the Web for boohoo
Then she boohoo'd too, and the tears that fell between us looked like we were artesian wells—they certainly did.Mary Cary|Kate Langley Bosher
British Dictionary definitions for boohoo
/ (ˌbuːˈhuː) /
verb -hoos, -hooing or -hooed
to sob or pretend to sob noisily
noun plural -hoos
(sometimes plural) distressed or pretended sobbing
Word Origin for boohoo
C20: nursery talk
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