One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adverb & adjectiveUS
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.’
- ‘Don't tell us this is a problem just because the mountain/gate went blooey.’
- ‘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.’
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.’
- ‘But, then, blooey, the storyline flies off into mannered absurdity, complete with a hostage-taking on top of the Eiffel Tower.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We found the still without any problem, the experts set the charges, and BLOOEY the still was wiped off the face of the Earth.’
- ‘"Sometimes you touch one," a nurse says, "and blooey, the wolf's at the door."’
1920s: of unknown origin.
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