boo-boo

noun
\ ˈbü-(ˌ)bü How to pronounce boo-boo (audio) \
plural boo-boos

Definition of boo-boo

1 : a usually trivial injury (such as a bruise or scratch) used especially by or of a child

First Known Use of boo-boo

1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for boo-boo

probably baby-talk alteration of boohoo, imitation of the sound of weeping

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The first known use of boo-boo was in 1932

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“Boo-boo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boo-boo. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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boo-boo

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English Language Learners Definition of boo-boo

informal
: a small injury (such as a bruise or scratch)
: a foolish or careless mistake

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