What a town,” someone wrote after the Soviet premier visited, “They cheer Khrushchev and boo Willie Mays.
The U.S. administration would gush over Fayyad, just stopping short of calling him their boo.
They boo Shelly Yachimovitch and tear up photos of Ahmed Tibi on stage (yes, both happened at the rally).
They are the red carpet photographers who boo Phoenix when he refuses to pose for them.
But nobody said boo to these ladies in black browsing in Prada, of course.
He dashed up noisily from the underbrush, swung his arms, and shouted, “boo!”
And you look now as if somebody's ghost had riz and hollered 'boo!'
"And say 'boo' to naughty little girls who won't let me complete my diary," shouted Brand.
In the daytime she has a weakness for picture hats, and she can't say boo to a goose.'
Besides the square full of people, Mrs. Hunter's and Mrs. boo's yards was full of people.
expression meant to startle, early 15c., boh, "A combination of consonant and vowel especially fitted to produce a loud and startling sound" [OED, which compares Latin boare, Greek boaein "to cry aloud, roar, shout."]; as an expression of disapproval, 1801 (n.), 1816 (v.); hence, the verb meaning "shower someone with boos" (1893).
Booing was common late 19c. among London theater audiences and at British political events; In Italy, Parma opera-goers were notorious boo-birds, but the custom seems to have been little-known in America till c.1910.
To say boo "open one's mouth, speak," originally was to say boo to a goose.
To be able to say Bo! to a goose is to be not quite destitute of courage, to have an inkling of spirit, and was probably in the first instance used of children. A little boy who comes across some geese suddenly will find himself hissed at immediately, and a great demonstration of defiance made by them, but if he can pluck up heart to cry 'bo!' loudly and advance upon them, they will retire defeated. The word 'bo' is clearly selected for the sake of the explosiveness of its first letter and the openness and loudness of its vowel. [Walter W. Skeat, "Cry Bo to a Goose, "Notes and Queries," 4th series vi Sept. 10, 1870]
Excellent; remarkable: Something that used to be known as the cat's whiskers is now called ''deadly boo'' (1950s+)
Marijuana or another narcotic: I got over there and she lays this dynamite boo on me, I mean super shit (1930s+ Jazz musicians)
[noun sense said to be fr black English jabooby, ''marijuana, so called because it induces a state of fear or anxiety,'' of unknown origin; but possibly fr Budda, ''marijuana'']
: Next time at bat he was roundly booed