booger

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

Definition of booger

1 : bogeyman
2 : a piece of dried nasal mucus

Examples of booger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This kind of waxy ear booger has plagued people for centuries. Henry Ou, The Conversation, 7 Feb. 2022 New bat-handling protocols suggest using an air-puffing tool like one of those baby-booger nasal aspirators to puff air on a bat instead. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 8 Sep. 2021 From a booger buster to a videophone, these gifts make this amazing job just a little easier. Adrienne So, Wired, 16 Nov. 2020 And as any pet parent can tell you, the only thing worse than seeing these eye boogers is having to pick them out with your fingers. Tessa Bahoosh, USA TODAY, 14 May 2020 Chelsea Hirschhorn Created in: 2014 What’s the most effective way to get rid of your child’s boogers? Sucking them out. Kate Tully Ellsworth, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2020 To stop booger flicking, concentrate on pulling the trigger back and holding it fully back after the firing pin falls. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 26 Apr. 2017 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, 25 Nov. 2019 My poor sweet Bacteria Bear is dripping with unvaccinated booger-eater germs. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, 10 Sep. 2019 See More

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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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“Booger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booger. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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