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blooey

or blooie

[bloo-ee] /ˈblu i/
adjective, Slang.
1.
out of order; faulty.
2.
go blooey, to go totally out of commission; break down completely:
If the generator fails, the whole system will go blooey.
Origin of blooey
origin uncertain
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Historical Examples
  • He was just blooey, and saved himself from being pitiful by shrinking back into a shell of chalky-faced self-sufficiency.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • Mother says, if you eat meat, your blood-pressure goes all blooey.

    Indiscretions of Archie P. G. Wodehouse
  • I'm tired of being fed with a medicine spoon, and only let me get a sight o' Leyden at the end of my six-gun, and blooey!

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • We p. 9 could exchange ideas up to a certain point, and then—blooey!

    A Martian Odyssey Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • We were heading for a school dance at Cincinnati and she was boiling along like she was in orbit when blooey she just quit.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
Contemporary definitions for blooey
adverb, adjective
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Word Origin and History for blooey
n.

"ruin, smash," 1915, U.S. slang, probably imitative.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for blooey

blooey

Related Terms

go blooey

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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