Definition of blooey in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbluːi
(also blooie)
US informal

adverb & adjective

  • Awry; amiss: [as adverb]: the ignition switch went blooey
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    • The kid's heart went blooey when the excitement got to be too much for him.
    • Seems like the wireless card is still a little blooie.
    • Don't tell us this is a problem just because the mountain/gate went blooey.


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  • Used to convey that something has happened in an abrupt way: Blooey! He shot himself dead
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    • But, then, blooey, the storyline flies off into mannered absurdity, complete with a hostage-taking on top of the Eiffel Tower.
    • "Sometimes you touch one," a nurse says, "and blooey, the wolf's at the door."
    • It's important to keep balance, if wizards can blow up a small building while a warrior walks around with his +1 sticker next thing you know no one wants to be a warrior, and blooey, the balance is gone.


1920s: of unknown origin.

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