Boo-boo Definition

bo͝obo͝o
booboo, booboos, boo-boos
noun
boo-boos
A stupid or foolish mistake; blunder.
Webster's New World
A minor injury or bruise.
Webster's New World

Alternative spelling of boo-boo.

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Other Word Forms of Boo-boo

Noun

Singular:
boo-boo
Plural:
boo boos

Origin of Boo-boo

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps alteration of boohoo to weep noisily

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

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

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