Boohoo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boohoo (Zoöl) The sailfish; -- called also woohoo.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • boohoo A word imitating the sound of noisy weeping.
    • boohoo To cry noisily; blubber outright.
    • n boohoo A sailors' name of the Histiophorus americanus, or sail-fish. Also called woohoo.
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Usage

In literature:

Even Bob had to join in the ensuing boohoo, which went on and on till Laura thought the Uncle would fall down in a fit.
"The Getting of Wisdom" by Henry Handel Richardson
Mon, he 'uz des a-boohoo-in'.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Mon, he 'uz des a-boohoo-in'.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Let 'lone dat, I des far'ly boohooed.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
I boohooed like a kid this morning because they wouldn't let me have broiled ham for breakfast.
"Molly Brown's Sophomore Days" by Nell Speed
Can't you be glad to see Margaret without boohooing?
"East Angels" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Prince Boohoo and Little Smuts.
"Left on the Prairie" by M. B. Cox
Never was so surprised in my life; he is too much upset even to swear, simply sits in the gutter boohooing.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, October 15th 1887" by Various
They would please to find this senseless gawk boohooing like a young bull calf.
"Miss Arnott's Marriage" by Richard Marsh
She might have started boohooing with still greater vehemence.
"Confessions of a Young Lady" by Richard Marsh
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In news:

Boohoo for poor Springtown, a Parker County farm burg that just wishes the rest of the world would mind its own business.
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