Boo meaning

bo͝o
Boo is defined as a term of endearment for a boyfriend or girlfriend, a sound make to show disapproval of something that was said, or is slang for marijuana.

An example of a boo is what a boy might call his girlfriend that he loves very much.

An example of a boo is the sound made by an audience who does agree with the speaker.

An example of a boo is a reefer cigarette.

noun
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To utter a boo.
verb
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A loud exclamation intended to scare someone, especially a child. Usually used when one has been hidden from the victim and then suddenly appeared unexpectedly.
interjection
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A sound uttered to show contempt, scorn, or disapproval.
noun
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To express contempt, scorn, or disapproval of by booing.

Booed the singer off the stage.

verb
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(US, slang) A close acquaintance or significant other, derived from French beau.
noun
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Used to express disapproval, scorn, etc.: a prolonged sound.
interjection
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To shout “boo” (at) in expressing disapproval.
verb
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Used to startle someone: an abrupt exclamation.
interjection
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A word used ironically in a situation where one might have scared someone, but said someone was not scared. Not said as loudly as in definition 1.
interjection
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An exclamation used by a member or many members of an audience, as at a stage play or sports game, to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.
interjection
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A derisive shout made to indicate disapproval.
noun
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(intransitive) To shout extended boos derisively.

When he took the podium, the crowd booed.

verb
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Any sound or word.

You never said boo to me about overtime.

noun
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To derisively shout extended boos at.

The protesters loudly booed the visiting senator.

verb
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Marijuana.
noun
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To boo is to make a sound of disapproval.

An example of boo is what a crowd does to show their dislike of what a speaker says.

verb
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Used to express contempt, scorn, or disapproval or to frighten or surprise another.
interjection
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noun
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The definition of boo is a way to show disapproval, or to scare or surprise someone.

An example of boo is to what a man said when the speaker said something he thought was shameful.

An example of boo is what a child says when they jump out from a hiding place.

interjection
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not say boo
  • To not make even the slightest comment or objection.
    He didn't say boo all evening.
idiom
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

not say boo

Origin of boo

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Coined to create a loud and startling sound. Compare Latin boō (“to cry aloud, roar, shout”).

    From Wiktionary