boohoo


boohoo
boohoo [bo͞o΄ho͞o′]
vi.
boohooed, boohooing [echoic]
Informal to weep noisily
n.
pl. boohoos
Informal noisy weeping
interj.
used to suggest the sound of noisy weeping

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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  • Boohoo — Boo hoo , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The sailfish; called also {woohoo}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boohoo — /booh hooh /, v., boohooed, boohooing, n., pl. boohoos. Informal. v.i. 1. to weep noisily; blubber. n. 2. the sound of noisy weeping. [1515 25; rhyming compound based on BOO] * * * …   Universalium

  • boohoo — verb To cry, weep …   Wiktionary

  • boohoo — boo|hoo [ˌbu: ˈhu:] interjection written used in stories to show that someone is crying …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • boohoo — exclamation representing the sound of someone crying noisily. Origin C19: imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • boohoo — interjection a word used especially in children s stories to show that someone is crying …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • boohoo — boo·hoo …   English syllables

  • boohoo — boo•hoo [[t]ˌbuˈhu[/t]] v. hooed, hoo•ing, 1) inf to weep noisily; blubber 2) inf the sound of noisy weeping • Etymology: 1515–25; imit …   From formal English to slang

  • boohoo — /buˈhu/ (say booh hooh) verb (i) (boohooed, boohooing) 1. to weep noisily; blubber. –noun (plural boohoos) 2. the sound of noisy weeping. {imitative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • boohoo — büˈhü, ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: imitative : to weep loudly and with sobs he boohooed when he skinned his knee …   Useful english dictionary