Synonyms for booing

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The crowd, which had been booing a minute before, cheered heartily.

I paused, and there was a weak gust of cheering, and then a renewal of booing.

I did not even know I was the villain, till I heard the booing of the gallery.

Perhaps like Sir Pertinax he had a theory upon the successful results of 'booing and booing.'

Nearly 2,000 persons were present at the dramatic scene and seemed unanimous in groaning, hooting and booing Willard.

The implication that he is such a person is so intolerable that they receive it with a prolonged burst of booing.

He stood in the saddle and jumped over the barrier where a rain of rotten eggs from the booing fans spattered him thoroughly.

But the silence of his schoolmates and the booing of the visiting rooters affected him badly.

In the chorus of cheers and booing some one sang out, 'He's a jolly good fellow!'

There was a noise of yelling and booing, and some exclamations that caused the sailor's companion to wince.

WORD ORIGIN

expression meant to startle, early 15c., boh, "A combination of consonant and vowel especially fitted to produce a loud and startling sound" [OED, which compares Latin boare, Greek boaein "to cry aloud, roar, shout."]; as an expression of disapproval, 1801 (n.), 1816 (v.); hence, the verb meaning "shower someone with boos" (1893).

Booing was common late 19c. among London theater audiences and at British political events; In Italy, Parma opera-goers were notorious boo-birds, but the custom seems to have been little-known in America till c.1910.

To say boo "open one's mouth, speak," originally was to say boo to a goose.

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whooping

adjectiveshouting
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