Onomatopoeic. See boom.


boom-boom (third-person singular simple present boom-booms, present participle boom-booming, simple past and past participle boom-boomed)

  1. To make a loud, low-pitched sound.
    • 1902, Jack London, A Daughter of the Snows, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, OCLC 494593993:
      Overhead the woodpecker knocked insistently, and in the forest depths the partridge boom-boomed and strutted in virile glory.
  2. To strike or beat.
    • 2015 September 19, putaro, “Fusion”, in Putaro's Enterprise Rewatch Reviews & Snarkfest[1],, retrieved 9-01-2016:
      Archer lowers the boom on Tolaris about assaulting T’Pol and Tolaris boom booms him into the wall.
  3. To have sexual intercourse.
    • 2014, Megan Amram, “The apocalypse”, in Science... For Her!, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 110:
      We're smart, sexy, and have even more sexable holes in our bodies than before the apocalypse. I would let a man boom-boom the hole in my calf...



boom-boom (countable and uncountable, plural boom-booms)

  1. Loud, resonant sound; a repeated loud sound.
    • 1980, Donald A Smith, At the Forks of the Grand, Paris, Ontario: Paris Public Library Board, →ISBN, page 27: detested the thunderous boom-boom of the big drum, and the whoopings and hollerings that frightened the horses...
  2. (figurative, slang) A strike; an act of beating.
    • 1993, Evan Burr Bukey, “Gordon J. Horvitz, In the Shadow of Death: Living outside the Gates of Mauthausen”, in Günter Bischof and Anton Pelinka, editor, Austria in the New Europe, Transaction Publishers, →ISBN, page 175:
      ...others spontaneously beat or shot helpless inmates [...] an SS-Blochführer was assisted by his girlfriend, who chortled, "Bubi, you have already made boom-boom so often, now let girly make boom-boom for once."
  3. (euphemistic, childish, chiefly uncountable) Excrement.
    • 2012, Joe Micik, 0.00: Tales of the Sober Kid at College, Joe Micik, →ISBN, page 199:
      Whatever the case, he was quite close to making boom-boom in his pants.
    • 2015 September 9, Mark NC, quoting Ralph Wiggum of The Simpsons, “Remedial Republicans: Or How Ralph Wiggum Foretold The Coming Of Donald Trump”, in News Corpse[2], retrieved 9-02-2016:
      When we’re mad, we’ll just use our words, then the rest of the world will play nice with us. And the only boom-booms will be in our pants.
  4. (euphemistic, uncountable) Sexual intercourse.
    • 2008, Ralph French, Beyond the Call of Duty, Beyond the Call of Duty, →ISBN, page 31:
      Thuy pressed her body against him. "You want boom-boom?" she said.



boom-boom (not comparable)

  1. Resonant; producing a booming sound.
    • 2015, Kate Meader, Flirting with Fire, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 60:
      The boom-boom bass out in the truck bay wasn't quite loud enough to drown out the whoops and the hollers of the ladies.




  1. (Britain) Used to draw attention to a pun or weak joke.
    • 2003 November 28, Surprise Party (The Basil Brush Show)‎[3], season 2, British Broadcasting Corporation, 00:28 from the start:
      "If he thinks that, he should live in a loony bin." "He already does." "Ha ha ha ha ha ha boom-boom!"