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boohoo

[boo-hoo]Informal.
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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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Related Words

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

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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