Share this entry

booay Line breaks: booay
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːʌɪ/
(also booai or boohai)

Definition of booay in English:


(the booay) NZ


up the booay

Completely wrong or astray.
Example sentences
  • But if you're ‘up the boohai shooting pukakas’, fair go!


Perhaps from the place name Puhoi in North Auckland, New Zealand.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Related Words