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booboo (1), booboo-man

[Pan-Creole; cf. MCC buubuu, Sra. boeboe NEW, Guy, boo-boo man (Yansen 14), Trin. Fr. boubou (Thomas 20) idem; a convergence of Brit. dial. North, Scots boo to roar EDD and Ewe bubui bogy man WES] n. 1, a frightening spirit: 1936 I say, "Juntpin' booboos, lenzmuh go see what dis crazy woman want" (Dupuch 29). (Gen.)

2. [Atlantic; cf. BOOBOO1 1, but also Krio babu baboon; ugly person KED] nickname for a large, ugly person. (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-08 11:50
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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