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

Origin of boohoo

First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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

Word Origin for boohoo

C20: nursery talk
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