Definition of blooey in English:


(also blooie)

adverb & adjective

  • Awry; amiss.

    as adverb ‘the ignition switch went blooey’
    • ‘The kid's heart went blooey when the excitement got to be too much for him.’
    • ‘Seems like the wireless card is still a little blooie.’
    • ‘I've been busy with other stuff, and also my computer recently went blooey so I had to replace it.’
    • ‘Don't tell us this is a problem just because the mountain/gate went blooey.’


  • Used to convey that something has happened in an abrupt way.

    ‘Blooey! He shot himself dead’
    • ‘I had a reply to the morning lounge entry and went back in to change some words and BLOOEY the whole thing disappeared.’
    • ‘We found the still without any problem, the experts set the charges, and BLOOEY the still was wiped off the face of the Earth.’
    • ‘It's important to keep balance, if wizards can blow up a small building while a warrior walks around with his +1 sticker next thing you know no one wants to be a warrior, and blooey, the balance is gone.’
    • ‘"Sometimes you touch one," a nurse says, "and blooey, the wolf's at the door."’
    • ‘But, then, blooey, the storyline flies off into mannered absurdity, complete with a hostage-taking on top of the Eiffel Tower.’


1920s: of unknown origin.