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1boo

interjection \ˈbü\

Definition of BOO

—used to express contempt or disapproval or to startle or frighten
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Origin of BOO

Middle English bo
First Known Use: 15th century

2boo

noun

: a sound that people make to show they do not like or approve of someone or something

: any sound at all

plural boos

Full Definition of BOO

1
:  a shout of disapproval or contempt
2
:  any utterance at all —usually used in negative constructions <never said boo>

Examples of BOO

  1. A chorus of boos was heard after the shot missed the goal.
  2. The announcement was greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers.

First Known Use of BOO

1801

Related to BOO

Synonyms
bird [chiefly British], catcall, Bronx cheer, hiss, hoot, jeer, raspberry, razz, snort
Antonyms
cheer

3boo

verb

: to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly

Full Definition of BOO

intransitive verb
:  to deride especially by uttering a prolonged boo
transitive verb
:  to express disapproval of by booing <the crowd booed the referee>

Examples of BOO

  1. Many people in the crowd booed when the announcement was made.
  2. Many people in the crowd booed the announcement, but a few people cheered it.

First Known Use of BOO

1884
BOOS Defined for Kids

1boo

interjection \ˈbü\

Definition of BOO for Kids

—used to express disapproval or to startle or frighten

2boo

noun
plural boos

Definition of BOO for Kids

:  a cry expressing disapproval

3boo

verb
booedboo·ing

Definition of BOO for Kids

:  to express disapproval of with boos

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