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English

Pronunciation

Interjection

boo

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A word used by someone who is inherently scary, such as a ghost or a vampire, to make a weaker person who is scared stiff flee. Usually used quietly, as with definition 2.
  4. 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.

Translations

Noun

Singular
boo

Plural
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boo ({{{1}}})
  1. A derisive shout (as interjection definition 4 above).
  2. Significant other.
    John is my boo.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to boo

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to boo (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To shout extended boos derisively.
    When he took the podium, the crowd booed.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 18 Oct 2004
      Nobody booed and nobody clapped
  2. (transitive) To derisively shout extended boos at.
    The protesters loudly booed the visiting senator.

Translations


Scots

Pronunciation

Verb

tae boo (third-person singular simple present booes, present participle booin, simple past boo'd, past participle boo'd)

Infinitive
tae boo

Third person singular
booes

Simple past
boo'd

Past participle
boo'd

Present participle
booin

  1. To bow, to stoop.
  2. To bend, to curve.
  3. To make something bend or curve.

Noun

boo ({{{1}}})

Singular
boo

Plural
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  1. (greeting): A bow.

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