boo-boo

Definitions

  • "COME AN LOOK! ALAHA-BA-LI-BOO!"
    "COME AN LOOK! ALAHA-BA-LI-BOO!"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boo-boo an embarrassing mistake
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Quotations

  • Jacques Plante
    Jacques Plante
    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?”

Idioms

Yah boo sucks - Yah boo & yah boo sucks can be used to show that you have no sympathy with someone.
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Usage

In literature:

One day, two days passed, and he did not even say boo.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
It soun's too like bugger-boo ter me.
"Molly Brown's Orchard Home" by Nell Speed
On his return to Africa he found Boo-Khaloum and part of the escort already waiting for him at the entrance of the desert.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were respectively named by the ship's company the "Bam," the "Boo," and the "Zel".
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
Mr Fitzgerald shrieked and shouted "Wallop a hoo a boo," as before, and made terrific grimaces.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Their tails is half curled up already, an' they're ready to run if a horny toad yells Boo!
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Somehow, Zeckler managed to stumble from the witness stand, amid riotous boos and hisses, and tottered into the anteroom.
"Letter of the Law" by Alan Edward Nourse
Yah, boo, pack of sneaking Guinea-pigs!
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
Besides the square full of people, Mrs. Hunter's and Mrs. Boo's yards was full of people.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
There was a noise of yelling and booing, and some exclamations that caused the sailor's companion to wince.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
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In poetry:

The Players came out —of their kennels —
And they all looked broken-hearted
The whistle blew —the crowd said " Boo " !
And we knew that the game had started.
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
So the forces of BUNGALEE BOO
Marched forth in a terrible row,
And the ladies who fought for QUEEN LOO
Prepared to encounter the foe -
This dreadful, insatiate foe!
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Said the Kaiser,--"That Serb's a disgrace.
We must teach him to stay in his place,
If Russia says boo,
I'm in the game, too,
And right quickly we'll settle the case."
"Modern Diplomacy, Or How The War Was Started" by Abner Cosens
LORD WAITHMAN, who long since withdrew
From Mansion House to cot in town;
Adorn'd with chair of ormolu.
All darkly grand, like Prince Lee Boo,
Lectures on Free Trade at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
And hear him bellow, after many years, the bull that serves
the Son of Man.
Moaning, booing, roaring hollow
Constrained to pour forth all his fire down the narrow sluice
of procreation
Through such narrow loins, too narrow.
"St. Luke" by D H Lawrence
They never rung no joy-bells when 'e made 'is first de- boo;
But 'e got free edjication, w'ich they fondly shoved 'im thro';
Then turned 'im loose in Spadger's Lane to 'ang around the street
An' 'elp the cop to re-erlize the 'ardness uv 'is beat.
"Introduction to Ginger Mick" by C J Dennis

In news:

Singer Hates 'Honey Boo Boo'.
When Anderson Cooper 's beloved guests Alana " Honey Boo Boo " Thompson and mom June Shannon appeared on his talk show, he asked the Toddlers & Tiaras stars what they thought of being called the "new Kardashians.".
Donkey Sauce, Dead Cats And Honey Boo Boo.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' s season finale is this evening.
The New York Yankees being swept by the Detroit Tigers, presidential debates and Honey Boo Boo.
After numerous clips of Honey Boo Boo's shenanigans, including feigned narcolepsy while chatting with Dr Drew and a hyperactive freakout on a local news show, we've finally figured out what's wrong with her — she's possessed by demons.
Come Wednesday, Dec 12 at 9:30 pm, Barbara Walters will be bringing us the 10 Most Fascinating People of the past 12 months combining a few top ten lists and putting names like Hillary Rodham Clinton and Honey Boo Boo together.
Honey Boo Boo on 'Most Fascinating ' List.
Since the truck was actually used by cowboys, the fenders definitely show the wear and tear - no bullet holes or spur marks, but plenty of dings, dents and for the advanced mechanic's in the audience - boo boo's.
Christina Aguilera is well aware that she made a boo-boo while singing the National Anthem opening up Sunday's Super Bowl XLV.
'Girls,' 'Key & Peele' and ' Honey Boo Boo' among outstanding TV of 2012.
Honey Boo Boo's dad, Sugar Bear, has a Santa health scare.
Barbara Walters names ' Honey Boo Boo' to most fascinating list.
' Honey Boo Boo' Star Arrested in Gorilla Suit Stunt.
Honey Boo Boo, my new obsession, meets the Honey Badger .
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In science:

Brickhouse et al. (2001) observed line centroid shifts in the contact binary 44i Boo.
X-rays of Stellar Coronae with Chandra and XMM-Newton: Flares and Elemental Composition in Stellar Atmospheres (Invited review)
Recent XMM observations confirm the high N abundance and show Ne lines in GP Com (Strohmayer 2004c), while spectra of AM CVn, HP Lib and CR Boo seem to show evidence for enhanced N, in case of AM CVn and HP Lib again above the expected value of CNO processed material (Ramsay et al., in prep).
AM CVn stars
These two separate issues both act to artificially boos t the apparent significance of spurious signals, as discussed in s ections 4.2 and 6.2.2, respectively.
A simple test for periodic signals in red noise
It should be remembered that these parameters were obtained assuming an isothermal pro file for the DM with a constant boos t factor.
EGRET Excess of Diffuse Galactic Gamma Rays as Tracer of Dark Matter
With the bene fit of hindsight, we can now say that η Boo was the first star for which the large separation and individual frequencies were measured.
Observations of solar-like oscillations
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