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 Dictionary entry overview: What does boo-boo mean? 

BOO-BOO (noun)
  The noun BOO-BOO has 1 sense:

1. an embarrassing mistake

  Familiarity information: BOO-BOO used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

BOO-BOO (noun)

Sense 1boo-boo [BACK TO TOP]


An embarrassing mistake

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


botch; blooper; blunder; boner; boo-boo; bungle; flub; foul-up; fuckup; bloomer; pratfall

Hypernyms ("boo-boo" is a kind of...):

error; fault; mistake (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boo-boo"):

bobble (the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball)

clanger (a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate)

howler (a glaring blunder)

faux pas; gaffe; gaucherie; slip; solecism (a socially awkward or tactless act)

fluff (a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines))

fumble; muff ((sports) dropping the ball)

bull (a serious and ludicrous blunder)

spectacle (a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase 'make a spectacle of' yourself)

snafu (an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up)

misstep; stumble; trip; trip-up (an unintentional but embarrassing blunder)

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