booger

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noun boog·er \ˈbu̇-gər, ˈbü-\

Definition of booger

  1. 1 :  bogeyman

  2. 2 :  a piece of dried nasal mucus

Origin and Etymology of booger

alteration of English dialect buggard, boggart, from 1bug + -ard


First Known Use: 1827




BOOGER Defined for English Language Learners

booger

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noun boog·er \ˈbu̇-gər, ˈbü-\

Definition of booger for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of mucus from the nose


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