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verb (used without object), boo·hooed, boo·hoo·ing.
  1. to weep noisily; blubber.
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noun, plural boo·hoos.
  1. the sound of noisy weeping.
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Origin of boohoo

First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo1
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  • 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

  • "Boohoo as much as you like," cried the Yankee in a shrill tone, that was heard above all the howlings of the unlucky Sambo.

British Dictionary definitions for boohoo


verb -hoos, -hooing or -hooed
  1. to sob or pretend to sob noisily
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noun plural -hoos
  1. (sometimes plural) distressed or pretended sobbing
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Word Origin

C20: nursery talk
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