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bloojoom!

/blujúwm, bluzhúwm/ [also Guy. baajow idem (Yansen 13), Gui. boo-joo (Writers' Program 1940:4); cf. Yoruba bo ... jum! drop ... splash! (Oyedeji p.c.)] intj. imitative of the sound of a splash: 1936 All dey hear is bloojdom—splash—an' wun o' d' fellers in d'. .. boat jump off an' swim fer shore (Dupuch 95). (Gen.)

Tags: interjection, onomatopoeia

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Last update: 2010-09-06 06:20
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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