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boom box

a large, powerful portable radio and often CD or cassette player.
Origin of boom box
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for boom box
  • The remote's dock can be connected to a stereo input of your audio receiver or boom box.
  • Teams of workers sing along with a straining boom box.
  • He could pull behind it a trailer which is a boom box on wheels, and of course it would literally bounce with low frequency sound.
  • The table would be for the boom box and the computer.
  • It is packaged in a shoebox with the picture of an old-fashion boom box on the cover.
  • Maybe your boom box pulls music off your laptop and emails you when it needs new batteries.
  • While running from them through aisles filled with all kinds of stuff, he bumps into an old boom box.
  • Take the sound of the urban boom box and add a heavy dose of irony.
Slang definitions & phrases for boom box

boom box

noun phrase

(also boom) A loud stereo cassette player: Violators risk confiscation of their boom boxes (1980s+)

Related Terms

ghetto box

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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