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Meaning of "boo-word" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BOO-WORD

boo-word  [ˈbuːˌwɜːd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BOO-WORD

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Boo-Word is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BOO-WORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of boo-word in the English dictionary

The definition of boo-word in the dictionary is any word that seems to cause irrational fear.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BOO-WORD


afterword
ˈɑːftəˌwɜːd
ayword
ˈaɪˌwɜːd
backword
ˈbækˌwɜːd
byword
ˈbaɪˌwɜːd
catchword
ˈkætʃˌwɜːd
codeword
ˈkəʊdˌwɜːd
counterword
ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːd
crossword
ˈkrɒswɜːd
foreword
ˈfɔːˌwɜːd
guideword
ˈɡaɪdˌwɜːd
headword
ˈhɛdˌwɜːd
keyword
ˈkiːˌwɜːd
nayword
ˈneɪˌwɜːd
overword
ˈəʊvəˌwɜːd
password
ˈpɑːsˌwɜːd
stopword
ˈstɒpˌwɜːd
swearword
ˈswɛəˌwɜːd
watchword
ˈwɒtʃˌwɜːd
word
wɜːd
word-for-word
ˌwɜːdfəˈwɜːd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BOO-WORD

boo
boo-boo
boo-hurrah theory
boob
boob happy
boob job
boob tube
boobhead
boobialla
boobies
boobird
boobish
booboisie
boobook
Boobquake
booby
booby hatch
booby prize
booby trap
booby-trap

WORDS THAT END LIKE BOO-WORD

at a word
buzz word
c-word
double-edged sword
f-word
in a word
mum´s the word
n-word
of one´s word
operative word
root word
sword
the c-word
the f-word
the last word
the n-word
the sword
the word
word for word
written word

Synonyms and antonyms of boo-word in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «boo-word» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BOO-WORD

Find out the translation of boo-word to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of boo-word from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «boo-word» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

嘘字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

boo - palabra
570 millions of speakers

English

boo-word
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बू शब्द
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوو كلمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бу- слово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

boo- palavra
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বু শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

boo- mot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Boo-word
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

boo - Wort
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ブーイングワード
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

우우 단어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Boo-word
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

boo- từ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பூ சொல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बुओ-शब्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

boo kelimelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

boo - word
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

boo - słowo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

бу- слово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

boo - cuvânt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

boo - λέξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Boo - woord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

boo- word
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

boo- ordet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of boo-word

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BOO-WORD»

The term «boo-word» is barely ever used and occupies the 203.563 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BOO-WORD» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about boo-word

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BOO-WORD»

Discover the use of boo-word in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to boo-word and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Frog
but. would. give. me. $200. for. a. BOO-word. article. Besides,. no. understanding of me or my... but enough. I'm easily confused, distracted and tormented and almost nothing does this quicker to me than an interview or prospect of one.
Stephen Dixon, 2013
2
Don't Do It!: A Dictionary of the Forbidden
On both sides of the Atlantic, the term 'taboo' has also become what linguistic philosophers call a 'boo word', one which the speaker endows with as automatic a weight of disapproval as the adjectives 'irrational', 'authoritarian' and ...
Philip Thody, 1997
3
Economic Factor in International Relations: A Brief Introduction
Imperialism used to be a 'hooray' word but became, around the time of the First World War, a 'boo' word. Idealism used to be a 'boo' word but has recently, since the end of the Cold War, started to become a 'hooray' word. Realism has for most  ...
Spyros Economides, Peter Wilson, 2001
4
The Communist
Agrarianism is their bug-a-boo word — the bug-a-boo word of politicians also. They shout it forth with deprecating emphasis and tone, as if they expected it to have the same effect ns the cabalistic word that scares away evil spirits. They tell us ...
5
Politics: The Basics
Very often political debate, in practice, is an attempt to label your opponents' ideas with what Weldon (1953) calls a 'boo!' word and your own with an 'hurrah!' one. Thus Conservatives will wish to label Labour measures as 'nationalisation' ...
Stephen D Tansey, Stephen Tansey, 2004
6
Confronting Tyranny: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics
Does all of this mean, however, that the term "tyranny" is in current usage merely arbitrary, a kind of boo word to be Hung against those whom, for whatever temporary or contingent reasons, we happen not to like, whom we don't get on with or ...
Toivo Koivukoski, David Tabachnick, 2005
7
Everyone Is NOT Doing It: Abstinence and Personal Identity
For these reasons among others, taboo is what linguistic philosophers would refer to as a "boo word," one that comes with an almost immediate sense of disapproval (Thody 1997, 4). Part of this scorn undoubtedly stems from the association ...
Jamie L. Mullaney, 2006
8
American Slang: 2nd Edition
... but youcan shake your booty to it too— Macon Telegraph boo-word n phr 1990s A word or phrase that frightens: . . . his scholarly interests—traditional, historical, and, to use a radical boo- word, Eurocentric—New York Times booze 1 n fey ...
Robert L. Chapman, 1998
9
PCs All-in-One For Dummies
If you get the urge to check for yourself and go the spell-check route, Windows Mail opens the dialog box shown in Figure 5-11. ' To substitute the boo-boo word (Not in Dictionary field) to the Change To suggestion: Click the Change button.
Mark L. Chambers, 2013
10
Making Sense of Tyranny: Interpretations of Totalitarianism
... render its application idiosyncratic and arbitrary'.' Are we, as Frederic Fleron argued in the 1960s, faced with a concept that is little more than, as he puts it, a ' boo word' to be employed whenever we want to describe 'boo regimes'?2 Is there  ...
Simon Tormey, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BOO-WORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term boo-word is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Foodies made dining delicious for all of us
Once you use “elitism” as a boo-word in connection with food, you've joined the brigade that feeds the enemies of civilisation. There is nothing ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Nov 14»
2
No Offence but...
'Offence' must not be allowed to become a boo-word with the capacity to get someone out of an argument. Imagine if Martin Luther, when he ... «Cherwell Online, Jul 14»
3
The Power Of Science And The Danger Of Scientism
For Pinker there really is no such thing as scientism, which, he claims, is "more of a boo-word than a label for any coherent doctrine.". «NPR, Aug 13»
4
How Science Can (And Can't) Fix Politics
The term “scientism” is anything but clear, more of a boo-word than a label for any coherent doctrine. Sometimes it is equated with lunatic ... «ThinkProgress, Aug 13»
5
The Scientism of Steven Pinker
But the “boo-word” version of the phenomenon — the scientism that makes entirely unwarranted claims about what the scientific method can ... «New York Times, Aug 13»
6
Malcolm: the middle says no
Abbott might be a boo-word in polite society, a shorthand for extremism, negativity and John Howard on steroids. The cold, hard reality, though, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 12»
7
The rich: Exactly what does the terminology mean?
"Bankers" has become a catch-all "boo-word" that can be seen on thousands of placards and letters pages. Many people imagine bankers to ... «BBC News, Nov 11»
8
Confused superpower
Some have suggested the word is merely moronic: a "boo-word" crudely employed to silence criticism. In a searching essay in 1990, French ... «The Australian, Sep 11»
9
The interaction between science and faith
However, we must be careful how we define “fundamentalism” as it is an easily abused boo-word. In my book a fundamentalist (in the ... «Network Norwich, Jun 11»
10
Cambridge Union declares classical music not irrelevant after all
I poured some sarcasm on that ideologically loaded boo-word 'relevance', and also on the idea that 'today's youth' are a strange alien life-form, ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 11»

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