Boo-boo meaning

bo͝obo͝o
A minor injury or bruise.
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A stupid mistake; a blunder.
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Alternative spelling of boo-boo.
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A slight physical injury, such as a scratch.
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(slang) A stupid or foolish mistake; blunder.
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(colloquial, childish, by or to young children) A minor injury, such as a cut or a bruise.
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(colloquial, often childish) A mistake or error.
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Origin of boo-boo

  • Perhaps alteration of boohoo to weep noisily

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

  • Possibly from bubo, a swollen lymph node especially obvious in sufferers of bubonic plague.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly from bug-a-boo, an imaginary evil goblin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Possibly from the sound a baby or young toddler might make.

    From Wiktionary