Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The earlier word for both.
  • An exclamation used to inspire surprise or fright; especially, a cry uttered by children to frighten their fellows. Also boo.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • interjection An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • interjection An exclamation used to startle or frighten.
  • noun US, slang Fellow, chap, boy.
  • noun martial arts A quarterstaff, especially in an oriental context.

Etymologies

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Imitative.

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Probably a shortening of boy.

Examples

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  • Bo Diddley by, ummm, Bo Diddley

    February 9, 2008

  • For usage as a verb (now obs.) see comment on boingboingboing.

    January 14, 2009

  • a language of Laos

    June 15, 2009