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Is boo a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word boo is a Scrabble US word. The word boo is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is boo a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word boo is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

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3 letters words from 'boo'

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2 letters words from 'boo'

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Definitions and meaning of boo

boo

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /buː/
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1

From earlier (15c.) boh, coined to create a loud and startling sound. Compare Middle English bus! (bang!, interjection), Latin boō (cry aloud, roar, shout, verb), Ancient Greek βοάω (boáō, shout, verb).

Interjection

boo

  1. A loud exclamation intended to scare someone, especially a child. Usually used when one has been hidden from the victim and then suddenly appeared unexpectedly.
  2. Used ironically in a situation where one had the opportunity to scare someone by speaking suddenly.
  3. An exclamation used by a member or many members of an audience, as at a stage play or sports game, to indicate derision or disapproval of what has just occurred.
Derived terms
  • peekaboo
Translations

Noun

boo (plural boos)

  1. A derisive shout made to indicate disapproval.
Antonyms
  • cheer
Translations

Verb

boo (third-person singular simple present boos, present participle booing, simple past and past participle booed)

  1. (intransitive) To shout extended boos derisively.
    When he took the podium, the crowd booed.
    • 2004, The New Yorker, 18 Oct 2004
      Nobody booed and nobody clapped
  2. (transitive) To shout extended boos at, as a form of derision.
    The protesters loudly booed the visiting senator.
Antonyms
  • cheer
Translations

Etymology 2

From beau.

Noun

boo (plural boos)

  1. (US, Canada, African-American Vernacular, slang) A close acquaintance or significant other.

Etymology 3

Noun

boo (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Cannabis.
    • 1967, George E. Andrews, Simon Vinkenoog, The Book of Grass: An Anthology on Indian Hemp (page 213)
      [] sexually promiscuous girl who smoked boo all day and socialized with junkies when she wasn't busy banging away in bed []
    • 1984, Raphael S. Ezekiel, Voices from the corner: poverty and racism in the inner city (page 56)
      Like I have smoked boo, drunk whiskey, and shot dope, and I was going through all three bags at once.
    • 2019, Ron Cook, On Guard in the General's Chorus (page 2)
      Grandpa doesn't want Grandma and their kids and grandkids to know that he had to get penicillin shots all the time, or that he smoked boo (marijuana) on a daily basis, or that he dealt in the black market, or that he had yobos (purchased live-in sex slaves).

Etymology 4

Likely onomatopoeic.

Verb

boo (third-person singular simple present boos, present participle booing, simple past and past participle booed)

  1. (now rare, Northern England) To make a sound characteristic of cattle; to moo.

Etymology 5

Dubious; perhaps adaptation of French beau (beautiful).

Noun

boo (plural boos)

  1. A tail feather from an ostrich.

References

Further reading

  • boo at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • OBO, OOB, OoB, o/b/o, obo

Dumbea

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ᵐbøo/

Noun

boo

  1. moon

References

  • Leenhardt, M. (1946) Langues et dialectes de l'Austro-Mèlanèsie. Cited in: "ⁿDuᵐbea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.
  • Shintani, T.L.A. & Païta, Y. (1990) Dictionnaire de la langue de Païta, Nouméa: Sociéte d'etudes historiques de Nouvelle-Calédonie. Cited in: "Drubea" in Greenhill, S.J., Blust, R., & Gray, R.D. (2008). The Austronesian Basic Vocabulary Database: From Bioinformatics to Lexomics. Evolutionary Bioinformatics, 4:271-283.

French

Etymology

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Noun

boo m (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) Boo

Synonyms

  • boko

Latin

Alternative forms

  • bovō

Etymology

From bōs +‎ .

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbo.oː/, [ˈboː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbo.o/, [ˈbɔːɔ]

Verb

boō (present infinitive boāre, perfect active boāvī, supine boātum); first conjugation

  1. (intransitive) I cry aloud, bellow, roar; bray.
  2. (transitive) I call loudly upon; bellow, cry or roar forth.

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • (bellow, roar): īnfremō, mūgiō, rudō

Derived terms

  • boātiō
  • boātus
  • reboō

References

  • boo in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • boo in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers

Scots

Etymology

From Middle English buwen, buȝen, bowen, from Old English būgan, from Proto-West Germanic *beugan, from Proto-Germanic *beuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰūgʰ- (to bend). Cognate with English bow, Dutch buigen, German biegen, Danish bue.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /buː/

Verb

boo (third-person singular simple present booes, present participle booin, simple past boo'd, past participle boo'd)

  1. to bow, to stoop
  2. to bend, to curve
  3. to make something bend or curve

Noun

boo (plural boos)

  1. a bow (of greeting)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to show disapproval by making this sound.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)