boog·​er | \ ˈbu̇-gər How to pronounce booger (audio) , ˈbü- How to pronounce booger (audio) \

Definition of booger

2 : a piece of dried nasal mucus

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Recent Examples on the Web With every new set of characters—a pack of kids whose parents are all cancer survivors, an expert skateboarder, two friends discussing boogers as a metaphor for life itself—Jason Reynolds shines light on another sliver of the neighborhood. Rebecca Katzman, Time, "The 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2019," 25 Nov. 2019 My poor sweet Bacteria Bear is dripping with unvaccinated booger-eater germs. Dustin Gardiner,, "California health official quits after blasting vaccine foes as ‘flat-earthers’," 10 Sep. 2019 Welcome to planet Earth, where everyone has some eye boogers in the morning. Korin Miller, SELF, "10 Symptoms of Blepharitis, a Bizarre Condition That Can Affect Your Eyes," 7 June 2018 The second camp offers children ages 6-10 the opportunity to explore the world of Ooey Gooey Science with an in-depth look at boogers, barf and slime. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Registration opens for Cross Creek Ranch summer camps," 28 May 2018 Use goggles and a mask while sanding or expect pink boogers and tears. Ben Wojdyla, Popular Mechanics, "How to Fix Your Car's Dents and Dings," 21 Feb. 2018 If your reality of #iwokeuplike this includes eye boogers, don’t feel bad. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Fascinating Reason You Get Eye Boogers When You Sleep," 17 Jan. 2018 The seeds look like boogers, but thankfully this fruit doesn't actually taste like them and is great in cocktails or açai bowls. 2. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "Foods That Look Gross But Taste Really Good," 25 Aug. 2017 Boogers or avocado mashed into your shins by a wily toddler? Jen Gann, The Cut, "The Best High-Fashion Dadcore Looks," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of booger

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for booger

alteration of English dialect buggard, boggart, from bug entry 4 + -ard

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The first known use of booger was in 1827

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11 Dec 2019

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“Booger.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of booger

US, informal : a piece of mucus from the nose

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