- to weep noisily; blubber.
- the sound of noisy weeping.
Origin of boohoo
First recorded in 1515–25; rhyming compound based on boo1
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Related Wordswail, whimper, bawl, weep, howl, sob, moan, grieve, mourn, complain, groan, sigh, fret, sound, play, twitter, cry, say, warble, cheep
- to sob or pretend to sob noisily
- (sometimes plural) distressed or pretended sobbing
C20: nursery talk
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