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booger

[boo g-er] /ˈbʊg ər/
noun
1.
Informal. any person or thing:
That shark was a mean-looking booger. Paddle the little booger and send him home.
2.
Slang. a piece of dried mucus in or from the nose.
3.
4.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. any ghost, hobgoblin, or other frightening apparition.
Origin
British dialect
1865-1870
1865-70; perhaps variant of British dialect boggard goblin, bogy; in senses of defs. 1 and 2 conflated with bugger1
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  • After an hour of this, my parka and pants were covered with sticky circles of pig booger.
Word Origin and History for booger
n.

"nasal mucus," by 1890s; earlier bugger. Also boogie.

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Slang definitions & phrases for booger

booger

noun

A piece of nasal mucus

Related Terms

bugger

[1890s+; an extension of bugger, ''nasal mucus'']


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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