verb (used without object), boo·hooed, boo·hoo·ing.

to weep noisily; blubber.

noun, plural boo·hoos.

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

Related Words for boohooing

wail, whimper, bawl, weep, howl, sob, moan, grieve, mourn, complain, groan, sigh, fret, sound, play, twitter, cry, say, warble, cheep

British Dictionary definitions for boohooing


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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