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  • nounsmall error
  • nounminor injury

synonyms for boo-boo

  • blooper
  • blunder
  • boner
  • error
  • faux pas
  • flub
  • gaffe
  • goof
  • misstep
  • mistake
  • oversight
  • slipup
See also synonyms for: boo-boos
  • black and blue mark
  • bruise
  • cut
  • graze
  • hurt
  • hives
  • injury
  • laceration
  • rash
  • scrape
  • scratch
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How to use boo-boo in a sentence

This is better than frightening them out of their skins by jumping out from behind a door and saying "Boo."
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 158, APRIL 28, 1920VARIOUS
Sometimes I don't get around till ten or eleven o'clock in the great boo-black dark.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Even the most reckless of gambling junkmen could not be expected to dare much of an investment in such a peek-a-boo game as that.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
When the doorbell rang, half an hour later, Mr. Fielding was on his hands and knees playing "peek-boo!"
THE INCUBATOR BABYELLIS PARKER BUTLER
"And say 'Boo' to naughty little girls who won't let me complete my diary," shouted Brand.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
Later on, the "forward" vowel is gradually widened into the other vowels; exercises are sung on boo-ah, doo-ah, etc.
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SINGINGDAVID C. TAYLOR
You'll be the big woman of the island, gel, and there won't be a mother's son that dare say boo to you.
THE WOMAN THOU GAVEST MEHALL CAINE
Mr. Perley had arisen and was holding up his hand for silence, when with one terrific "Boo!"
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
Fashion Hint: With peek-a-boo waist and short sleeves, a woman must wear her heart in her hand-bag.
THE FOOLISH ALMANAKANONYMOUS
Boo'ful actually performed little services about the house, staying in the kitchen at meal-time to carve and help serve the food.
BUNKER BEANHARRY LEON WILSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BOO-BOO

  • boner
  • boo-boo
  • bungle
  • error
  • faux pas
  • fluff
  • gaffe
  • impropriety
  • indecorum
  • lapse
  • mistake
  • slip
  • solecism
  • trip
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.