from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A stupid mistake; a blunder: "the petty talking points, peripheral issues, tactical boo-boos, and small-bore scandals that regularly intrude on campaigns” ( New Republic).
- n. Informal A slight physical injury, such as a scratch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A mistake or error.
- n. A minor injury, such as a cut or a bruise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an embarrassing mistake.
- n. a minor injury, such as an abrasion on the skin; -- child's talk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an embarrassing mistake
I had always thought that the word boo-boo originated as “bubo”—the infected, swollen lymph nodes that characterized bubonic plague.
It's called The Concentrate but it could just as easily be called boo-boo magic.
(I kind of ran out of steam by “boo-boo”, sorry …)
Either there's an editorial boo-boo in the second paragraph or I'm guessing someone really botched the Thanksgiving dinner at the White House! steve
Messing up in the workplace is never a pleasant sensation, but the very worst kind of boo-boo is the silent-but-deadly variety: a dizzyingly serious error you realise you've committed long before anyone else.
Still, it was great theater (watch here) and completely overshadowed the chin boo-boo suffered by Brett Favre.
Maybe for people whose knowledge of medicine doesn't extend any further than putting a bandaid on a boo-boo, this is a great show.
Shorter what the GOP really means: “nanny-nanny boo-boo, stick your butt in poo-poo”!!
We don't need a bandaid to make a boo-boo better, Senator.
Either Bush knew three weeks before McCain did, or somebody's telling a boo-boo.