Definitions for boobu, boʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

boobu(interj.; n.)(pl.)boos

  1. (interj.)(used to express contempt or disapproval or to startle or frighten.)

  2. (n.)an exclamation of contempt or disapproval:

    a loud boo from the bleachers.

  3. (v.i.)to cry “boo” in derision.

  4. (v.t.)to show disapproval of by booing.

Origin of boo:

1810–20; expressive formation

boo*bu, boʊ(n.)

  1. Category: Common Vocabulary, Pharmacology, Status (usage)

    Ref: marijuana.

* bō),Slang..

Origin of boo:

1955–60; of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird(verb)

    a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt

  2. boo, hiss(verb)

    show displeasure, as after a performance or speech

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. boo(noun)ʊ

    ≠ cheer

    a loud boo from the audience

  2. boo(verb)ʊ

    to shout "boo" at a performer, speaker, etc.

    The crowd started booing.; They booed him off the stage.

  3. boo(interjection)ʊ

    used to playfully frighten

    The boy jumped out and said, "boo!"

  4. booʊ

    used to show disapproval

    "Boo!" yelled the crowd.


  1. boo(Noun)

    A derisive shout made to indicate disapproval.

  2. boo(Noun)

    A close acquaintance or significant other, derived from French beau.

  3. boo(Verb)

    To shout extended boos derisively.

    When he took the podium, the crowd booed.

  4. boo(Verb)

    To derisively shout extended boos at.

    The protesters loudly booed the visiting senator.

  5. boo(Interjection)

    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.

  6. boo(Interjection)

    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.

  7. boo(Interjection)

    An exclamation used by a member of an audience, as at a stage play or sports game, to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.


  1. Boo

    Boo is an object-oriented, statically typed, general-purpose programming language that seeks to make use of the Common Language Infrastructure's support for Unicode, internationalization, and web applications, while using a Python-inspired syntax and a special focus on language and compiler extensibility. Some features of note include type inference, generators, multimethods, optional duck typing, macros, true closures, currying, and first-class functions. Boo has been actively developed since 2003. Boo is free software released under an MIT/BSD–style license. It is compatible with both the Microsoft .NET and Mono frameworks.

Anagrams of boo

  1. o/b/o

  2. OOB

  3. Obo

Translations for boo

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a derisive shout, made eg by a disapproving crowd

the boos of the disappointed football supporters.

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