Etymology 1 edit
bool (plural bools)
- (programming) A Boolean variable (one whose value is either true or false).
- 2000, Mark A DeLoura, Game programming gems:
- The base class
BitArrayacts just like a normal C++ array of bools, although you are of course free to interpret the bits as integers […]
- 2000, Herb Sutter, Exceptional C++:
- With an automatic conversion, bools will interfere with overload resolution […]
- 2007, Joseph C Rattz, Pro LINQ: Language Integrated Query in C# 2008:
- Listing 7-11 shows an example where the initial data type is string, but I will obtain its value as a bool.
Etymology 2 edit
Likely from replacement of the 'c' in cool.
- (slang) To relax or hang out (especially with someone).
- I'm going to go bool with the boys.
- 2017 November 27, “I'm A Dog”, in Dotarachi HD Reloaded, performed by S Dot:
- You want a war, steady coming for the team / I'm just booling with my dogs, don't make me let 'em off the leash
- 2018 March 13, Tara C. Mahadevan, “YG Reps His Set in the New Video for "Suu Whoop"”, in Complex, archived from the original on 2022-11-26:
- YG's starting the year strong with a new video for his 2018 single "Suu Whoop," released on Tuesday. In the gritty visual, we see the L.A. native booling with his friends in his city’s streets, in cars, outfitted in red clothing.
- 2022 March 11, Kimberly Wipfler, quoting Beckett Morris, “New Coffee/Gathering Space Is Buzzing”, in New Haven Independent, archived from the original on 2022-04-26:
- I appreciate how a lot of the people here care about similar social issues that I do. I can come here to bool and be my stupid self, but also I could come to have a conversation about how big corporations are gaslighting us into thinking that we are the problems in climate change.
- “bool, n.”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- “bool, n.”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
|← 90||← 99||100||1,000 → [a], [b]|
| Cardinal: bóol|
Usage notes edit
- When used as a determiner, the genitive case is used:
- Bóol númu. ― A hundred people.
- When counting, the predicative case is used.
|Declension of bóol|
- E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “bool”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN
- Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2004) Parlons Afar: Langue et Culture, L'Hammartan, →ISBN, page 77
- Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie), Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 197
- Claire Moyse-Faurie, Borrowings from Romance languages in Oceanic languages, in Aspects of Language Contact (2008, →ISBN)
bool m (uncountable)
bool (plural bools)
- (Doric) A single marble used in the game bools rolled into a kypie (a hollow made by the heel of the foot).