- booger "nasal mucus," by 1890s; earlier bugger. Also boogie.
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Booger — may refer to:* a slang word for dried, solid or semisolid nasal mucus. * Boogers (game), from the ImagiNation Network. * Dudley Booger Dawson, character from the Revenge of the Nerds movie quadrilogy. * Mike Shaw, a professional wrestler who once … Wikipedia
booger — [boog′ər] n. Slang 1. a dried piece of mucus: somewhat vulgar often used in the plural 2. a person, animal, or thing, often one causing trouble, inspiring fear, etc.: sometimes used humorously and affectionately … English World dictionary
booger — /boog euhr/, n. 1. Informal. any person or thing: That shark was a mean looking booger. Paddle the little booger and send him home. 2. Slang. a piece of dried mucus in or from the nose. 3. bogeyman. 4. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. any… … Universalium
booger — boog|er [ˈbugə, ˈbu: US ər] n AmE informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: boogie booger (19 20 centuries), from bogey (19 21 centuries).] a thick piece of ↑mucus from your nose … Dictionary of contemporary English
booger — boog|er [ bugər ] noun count AMERICAN INFORMAL 1. ) a piece of the soft substance from inside your nose 2. ) an annoying person: You little booger! … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
booger — I n A bit of dried nasal mucus. Hey, Jeremiah, you have abooger hanging from your nose. 1920s II n A brat, a rascal. I gave the little booger $5 to put gas in my car and he spent it on his girl. 1940s III n A disgusting female. I can t believe… … Historical dictionary of American slang
booger — Nasal mucus. The real reason I didn t get the job was a booger hangin outta my nose during the interview … Dictionary of american slang
booger — noun (C) AmE slang 1 used when describing a person or thing: You wouldn t want to meet him in a dark alley he s a mean looking booger. compare bugger 1 2 a thick piece of mucus from your nose … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
booger — n. piece of snot (nasal mucous). You ve got a booger on your shirt … English slang
booger — noun Etymology: alteration of English dialect buggard, boggart, from 1bug + ard Date: 1866 1. bogeyman 2. a piece of dried nasal mucus … New Collegiate Dictionary