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boo-boo

also boo·boo (bo͞o′bo͞o)
n. pl. boo-boos also boo·boos Informal
1. A slight physical injury, such as a scratch.
2. A stupid mistake; a blunder.

[Perhaps alteration of boohoo, to weep noisily.]

boo-boo

n, pl -boos
informal an embarrassing mistake; blunder
[C20: perhaps from nursery talk; compare boohoo]

boo-boo

(ˈbuˌbu)

n., pl. -boos. Slang.
1. a stupid mistake; blunder.
2. a minor injury.
[1950–55, Amer.; baby talk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boo-boo - an embarrassing mistakeboo-boo - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"
Translations

boo-boo

n (inf)Schnitzer m (inf)
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