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A piece of nasal mucus.
- ‘He has the cutest nephews… I did find out from those children that booger is said as bogey, pronounced boe-gee, haha.’
- ‘Is there a booger hanging from my nose or something?’
- ‘You can wipe away your nose boogers if you want on it.’
- ‘Maybe I should go check the mirror and see if their is a booger hanging out of my nose.’
- ‘After an hour of talking about what boogers are made out of everyone went home.’
- ‘Not in the nose… And this kid could win an award for the world's biggest booger!’
- ‘I was too busy digging this enormous booger out of my nostril.’
- ‘‘Maybe I had a booger hanging out of my nose the whole time,’ I argued.’
- ‘Kids do dumb things like eat boogers, worship Barney, and think world peace is possible.’
- ‘I don't know if it is more interesting than eating boogers.’
- ‘I never knew my nose was capable of such boogers.’
- ‘But while doing a make-up check in the rearview mirror I found that I had a tiny little crusty booger on the tip of my nose.’
- ‘What kid doesn't like a good joke about boogers or farts?’
- ‘The worst thing I've ever gotten was a tissue with boogers in it.’
- ‘It's like when you're told at the end of a long double date that you've had a booger on your nose the whole night.’
- ‘There were also too many references to farts and boogers, and too many disgusting pictures of warts and eyeballs.’
- ‘How do Baltimore artists grow past a fascination with wigs, boogers, and bicycles?’
Late 19th century: perhaps an alteration of bugger or bogey.
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