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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boo-boo

noun

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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