adjective or adverb

bloo·​ey ˈblü-ē How to pronounce blooey (audio)
: haywire, awry
the engine went blooey

Word History


blooey, interjection representing an explosive sound (of imitative origin)

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blooey was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Blooey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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