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boo

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interjection \ˈbü\

Definition of boo

  1. —used to express contempt or disapproval or to startle or frighten

Origin and Etymology of boo

Middle English bo


First Known Use: 15th century


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boo

noun

Definition of boo

plural

boos

  1. 1 :  a shout of disapproval or contempt

  2. 2 :  any utterance at all —usually used in negative constructions <never said boo>

Examples of boo in a sentence

  1. A chorus of boos was heard after the shot missed the goal.

  2. The announcement was greeted by a mixture of boos and cheers.

1801

First Known Use of boo

1801


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boo

verb

Definition of boo

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to deride especially by uttering a prolonged boo

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to express disapproval of by booing <the crowd booed the referee>

Examples of boo in a sentence

  1. Many people in the crowd booed when the announcement was made.

  2. Many people in the crowd booed the announcement, but a few people cheered it.

1884

First Known Use of boo

1884


BOO Defined for English Language Learners


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boo

noun

Definition of boo for English Language Learners

  • : a sound that people make to show they do not like or approve of someone or something

  • : any sound at all


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boo

verb

Definition of boo for English Language Learners

  • : to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly


BOO Defined for Kids

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boo

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interjection \ˈbü\

Definition of boo for Students

  1. —used to express disapproval or to startle or frighten


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boo

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noun

Definition of boo for Students

plural

boos

  1. :  a cry expressing disapproval


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boo

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verb

Definition of boo for Students

booed

booing

  1. :  to express disapproval of with boos



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