boo

1 [boo]
interjection
1.
(used to express contempt or disapprobation or to startle or frighten).
noun, plural boos.
2.
an exclamation of contempt or disapproval: a loud boo from the bleachers.
verb (used without object), booed, booing.
3.
to cry boo in derision.
verb (used with object), booed, booing.
4.
to show disapproval of by booing.

Origin:
1810–20; expressive formation

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boo (buː)
 
interj
1.  an exclamation uttered to startle or surprise someone, esp a child
2.  a shout uttered to express disgust, dissatisfaction, or contempt, esp at a theatrical production, political meeting, etc
3.  would not say boo to a goose is extremely timid or diffident
 
vb , boos, booing, booed
4.  to shout "boo" at (someone or something), esp as an expression of disgust, dissatisfaction, or disapproval: to boo the actors

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Word Origin & History

boo
"to startle," early 15c., boh, "A combination of consonant and vowel especially fitted to produce a loud and startling sound" [OED, which compares L. boare, Gk. boaein "to cry aloud, roar, shout."]; as an expression of disapproval, 1801 (n.), 1816 (v.); hence, the verb meaning "shower someone with boos"
(1893). To say boo "open one's mouth, speak," originally was to say boo to a goose.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
BOO
Bootes (constellation)
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Example sentences for booed
The video was loudly booed and hostile signs could be seen throughout the stadium.
The team were booed, as many thought that panic attack should have went through.
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