Meaning of “boo-boo” in the English Dictionary

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"boo-boo" in British English

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boo-boonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbuː.buː/ us /ˈbuː.buː/ plural boo-boos

informal a mistake:

Oops, I think I made a boo-boo there - I hope she's not too upset.

US child's word a slight injury:

Tess fell down and got a boo-boo on her hand.

(Definition of “boo-boo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boo-boo" in American English

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boo-boonoun [ C ]

us /ˈbuˌbu/ plural boo-boos a child’s word

a mistake, or a small cut or injury:

I did a boo-boo! I spilled coffee!

(Definition of “boo-boo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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