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

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Recent Examples on the Web From a booger buster to a videophone, these gifts make this amazing job just a little easier. Adrienne So, Wired, "17 Practical Gift Ideas for New Parents," 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, "20 things every cat owner needs from Chewy," 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, "25 brands and products you love that were invented by women," 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, "Top 5 Shooting Mistakes Hunters Make (And How to Fix Them)," 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, "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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of booger

US, informal : a piece of mucus from the nose

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