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booger

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noun boog·er \ˈbu̇-gər, ˈbü-\

Simple Definition of booger

  • : a piece of mucus from the nose

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of booger

  1. 1 :  bogeyman

  2. 2 :  a piece of dried nasal mucus

Origin of booger

alteration of English dialect buggard, boggart, from 1bug + -ard


First Known Use: 1866

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