boogers

booger

[boog-er]
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.
4.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. any ghost, hobgoblin, or other frightening apparition.

Origin:
1865–70; perhaps variant of British dialect boggard goblin, bogy; in senses of defs. 1 and 2 conflated with bugger1

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


  1. n.
    a blob of nasal mucus, moist or dry. (Usually objectionable.) : Keep your boogers to yourself!

  2. Go to boogie. :
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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