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boohoo

[ boo-hoo ]

verb (used without object)

, boo·hooed, boo·hoo·ing.
  1. to weep noisily; blubber.


noun

, plural boo·hoos.
  1. the sound of noisy weeping.

boohoo

/ ˌbuːˈhuː /

verb

  1. to sob or pretend to sob noisily


noun

  1. sometimes plural distressed or pretended sobbing

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Word History and Origins

Origin of boohoo1

First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of boohoo1

C20: nursery talk

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Example Sentences

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

Then she boohoo'd too, and the tears that fell between us looked like we were artesian wells—they certainly did.

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