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n. pl. boos
1. A sound uttered to show contempt, scorn, or disapproval.
2. Informal Any sound or word: You never said boo to me about overtime.
Used to express contempt, scorn, or disapproval or to frighten or surprise another.
v. booed, boo·ing, boos
To utter a boo.
To express contempt, scorn, or disapproval of by booing: booed the singer off the stage.
a. A boyfriend or girlfriend.
b. A spouse.
2. Used as a term of endearment for such a person.
[African-American Vernacular English, possibly from alteration of beau.]
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the action or an instance of booing
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booing[ˈbuːɪŋ] N → abucheo m
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booing[ˈbuːɪŋ] n → huées fpl
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n → Buhrufen nt
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