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"There's nothin' to boo-boo for," he said, with a half-affected brusqueness.

"'Boo-boo' was the exception that proves the rule," answered Jack hotly.

WORD ORIGIN

"mistake," 1954, apparently a reduplication of boob, which had acquired a secondary sense of "foolish mistake" (1934).

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