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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /buː/
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  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier (15c.) boh, coined to create a loud and startling sound. Compare Middle English bus! (bang!, interjection), Latin boō (cry aloud, roar, shout, verb), Ancient Greek βοάω (boáō, shout, verb).

InterjectionEdit

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. Used ironically in a situation where one had the opportunity to scare someone by speaking suddenly.
  3. An exclamation used by a member or many members of an audience, as at a stage play or sports game, to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.
    • 1852 July 15, “Dundalk Election”, in The Freeman's Journal[1], volume lxxxv, Dublin, page 3:
      I ask them to record their votes in my favour, and I ask, is there any man who will dare to call me a stranger (hear, hear, and booing)?
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NounEdit

boo (plural boos)

  1. A derisive shout made to indicate disapproval.
    • 2010 December 29, Sam Sheringham, “Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton”, in BBC[2]:
      ...Hodgson headed down the tunnel with the boos of fans ringing in his ears after an eighth league defeat of the season...
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VerbEdit

boo (third-person singular simple present boos, present participle booing, simple past and past participle booed)

  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
    • 2016 January 23, Phil Dakwes, “Man Utd 0–1 Southampton”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3], BBC Sport:
      Substitute Charlie Austin scored seven minutes into his Southampton debut as a lacklustre Manchester United were booed off at Old Trafford.
  2. (transitive) To shout extended boos at, as a form of derision.
    The protesters loudly booed the visiting senator.
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Etymology 2Edit

From beau.

NounEdit

boo (plural boos)

  1. (US, African American Vernacular, slang) A close acquaintance or significant other.

Further readingEdit

  • boo at OneLook Dictionary Search

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DumbeaEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

boo

  1. moon

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FrenchEdit

 
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NounEdit

boo m (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) Boo

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From bōs +‎ .

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VerbEdit

boō (present infinitive boāre, perfect active boāvī, supine boātum); first conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I cry aloud, bellow, roar; bray.
    sed in prima remansi voce et identidem boavi
    but I stayed stuck on the first syllable and brayed it repeatedly
    • c. 125 CE – 180 CE, Apuleius, Metamorphoses 7.3:
      Et verbum quidem praecedens semel ac saepius inmodice clamitavi, sequens vero nullo pacto disserere potui, sed in prima remansi voce et identidem boavi "Non non", quanquam minia rutunditate pendulas vibrassem labias.
  2. (transitive) I call loudly upon; bellow, cry or roar forth.

ConjugationEdit

   Conjugation of boō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present boō boās boat boāmus boātis boant
imperfect boābam boābās boābat boābāmus boābātis boābant
future boābō boābis boābit boābimus boābitis boābunt
perfect boāvī boāvistī boāvit boāvimus boāvistis boāvērunt, boāvēre
pluperfect boāveram boāverās boāverat boāverāmus boāverātis boāverant
future perfect boāverō boāveris boāverit boāverimus boāveritis boāverint
passive present boor boāris, boāre boātur boāmur boāminī boantur
imperfect boābar boābāris, boābāre boābātur boābāmur boābāminī boābantur
future boābor boāberis, boābere boābitur boābimur boābiminī boābuntur
perfect boātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect boātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect boātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present boem boēs boet boēmus boētis boent
imperfect boārem boārēs boāret boārēmus boārētis boārent
perfect boāverim boāverīs boāverit boāverīmus boāverītis boāverint
pluperfect boāvissem boāvissēs boāvisset boāvissēmus boāvissētis boāvissent
passive present boer boēris, boēre boētur boēmur boēminī boentur
imperfect boārer boārēris, boārēre boārētur boārēmur boārēminī boārentur
perfect boātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect boātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present boā boāte
future boātō boātō boātōte boantō
passive present boāre boāminī
future boātor boātor boantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives boāre boāvisse boātūrum esse boārī boātum esse boātum īrī
participles boāns boātūrus boātus boandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
boandī boandō boandum boandō boātum boātū

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ReferencesEdit

  • boo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • boo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English buwen, buȝen, from Old English būgan, from Proto-Germanic *beuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰūgʰ- (to bend). Cognate with English bow, Dutch buigen, German biegen, Danish bue.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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

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

NounEdit

boo (plural boos)

  1. a bow (of greeting)