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boo 1

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.


boo 2

n. Informal
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.]

boo 3

n. Slang

[Origin unknown.]
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the action or an instance of booing
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[ˈbuːɪŋ] Nabucheo m
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[ˈbuːɪŋ] nhuées fpl
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nBuhrufen nt
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References in classic literature ?
There was some booing from those more thoughtless and excitable souls to whom a crowd is always an occasion for noise and horse-play.
A little while later, the batsman made his way back to the crease, but a section of England crowd was seen booing the player.
"When we perform like we have today and keep a clean sheet and win the game from Newts (Sean Newton) again, then why not smile?" There was again some booing from the home faithful despite the win.
Booing was so intense within the arena it even drowned out the two schools' drum corps and one Lady Eagle wasn't appreciative of it.
MANUEL PELLEGRINI last night told Manchester City fans to carry on booing the Champions League anthem.
I'm certainly not going to moralise on the rights or wrongs of booing your own.
Booing has no place in the rugby stadium SIR - I was very pleased to read Alex Bywater's piece in Monday's Western Mail and Warren Gatland's comments in Tuesday's newspaper condemning the booing of Rhys Priestland's appearance on the field in place of the injured Dan Biggar last Saturday.
But when it comes to booing your own side, let's leave it until the end of the season when all the cards have been turned over.
@jamieburford1 I don't think booing is very productive but they need to know how unhappy we are to fork out our hard earned to watch rubbish!
"I really think the booing spooked a lot of guy," the anonymous player told John Harper of the New York Daily News.
At which point booing should cease instantly and be replaced by derision, laughter and excessive use of the word 'f***y'.
- castleblue I have been going down the City for 47 years, you have always had people booing. The minimum requirement for any player is to work his socks off, lack of effort has never been accepted.