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  1. booing(Noun)

    A disapproving exclamation by a member of an audience.

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  1. Booing

    Booing is an act of showing displeasure for someone or something, generally an entertainer, by loudly yelling boo! or making other noises of disparagement, such as hissing. People may make hand signs at the entertainer, such as the thumbs down sign. If spectators particularly dislike the performance they may also accompany booing by throwing objects onstage, though the objects may not be meant to physically hurt the performer. Booing performers has a very long history, The first written record comes from ancient Greece. At the annual Festival of Dionysia in Athens, playwrights competed to determine whose tragedy was the best. When the democratic reformer Cleisthenes came to power in the 6th century B.C., audience participation came to be regarded as a civic duty. The audience applauded to show its approval and shouted and whistled to show displeasure. In ancient Rome, jeering was common at the gladiatorial games, where audience participation often determined whether a competitor lived or died. While people have expressed displeasure publicly since ancient times, the English word boo was first used in the early 19th century to describe the lowing sound that cattle make. Later in the 19th century, the word came to be used to describe the disapproving cry of crowds. Hoot, another onomatopoeic English word, was used as early as 1225 to describe the same phenomenon. This practice has in recent times come under criticism. The opinion is often expressed that to boo a bad performance is unkind and demonstrates a lack of sophistication. However, the counterargument goes that the combination of booing and applause help keep the quality of public performance high, by emotionally rewarding the good and punishing the bad. Some ball players who have been booed have stated that booing "spooked" or "bothered" them or their teammates, and that it "affected their performance". Another player stated concerning booing, "It hurts" and another stated, "It frustrates me when the crowd boo".

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of booing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of booing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of booing in a Sentence

  1. John Kasich:

    We don't need to be shouting and booing and scaring somebody who decided to stand up and have some sort of silent protest, what the heck is that about ? We're not in high school. I mean, this is not some god-darn high school basketball game where we're booing the other team.

  2. Ryan Kesler:

    Amazing, especially when they're heckling at you and they're booing you, obviously, I wanted to silence this crowd tonight, and that's what we did.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    He was behind me. And I was speaking to the crowd and I saw crowds booing and I turned around, I didn't quite see what it was. I learned about it right after I left the stage, the idea that there was a swastika, a symbol of everything that this country stands against -- we lost 400,000 people fighting that symbol, fighting Nazism. Six million Jews were killed, other people were killed. The most devastating war in the history of humanity.

  4. Paul Ryan-Donald Trump:

    I remember being in Wisconsin and your own people were booing you, you were out there dying like a dog, Paul Ryan. Like a dog ! And what'd I do ? I saved your a --.

  5. Stewart Perry:

    To hear the reaction of the flight being delayed because of a Gold Star family, and the first class cabin booing that was really upsetting, and it made us cry some more.

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