Definition of boohoo in English:


Syllabification: boo·hoo
Pronunciation: /ˌbo͞oˈho͞o


  • Used to represent the sound of someone crying noisily.
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    • This is not the end but, boohoo, I'm so alone and nobody loves me.
    • Oh boohoo, please don't start crying cos I gave you a taste of your own medecine. You are such a cry baby… boohoo</em.
    • So I tell him that I'm mad at him because he totally ignored me and then he goes, ‘Oh boohoo, Kimmy, someone didn't pay attention to you’.

verb (boohoos, boohooing, boohooed)

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  • Cry noisily: she broke down and boohooed
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    • Well, I am back in the studio again after over a week of boohooing over Lizzy.
    • For those of you who are sad and lonely and boohooing today… life is too short.
    • ‘But she said, ‘But I love him,’ and she boohooed all over us and we knew we had lost.’


mid 19th century: imitative.

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