boo–boo

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noun \ˈbü-(ˌ)bü\

Definition of boo–boo

plural

boo–boos

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

  2. 2 :  mistake, blunder

Origin and Etymology of boo–boo

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


First Known Use: 1953


BOO–BOO Defined for English Language Learners

boo–boo

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noun \ˈbü-(ˌ)bü\

Definition of boo–boo for English Language Learners

  • : a small injury (such as a bruise or scratch)

  • : a foolish or careless mistake


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