Definition of booger in English:



North American
  • 1A piece of dried nasal mucus.

    • ‘I don't know if it is more interesting than eating boogers.’
    • ‘I was too busy digging this enormous booger out of my nostril.’
    • ‘Kids do dumb things like eat boogers, worship Barney, and think world peace is possible.’
    • ‘You can wipe away your nose boogers if you want on it.’
    • ‘I never knew my nose was capable of such boogers.’
    • ‘Not in the nose… And this kid could win an award for the world's biggest booger!’
    • ‘He has the cutest nephews… I did find out from those children that booger is said as bogey, pronounced boe-gee, haha.’
    • ‘There were also too many references to farts and boogers, and too many disgusting pictures of warts and eyeballs.’
    • ‘‘Maybe I had a booger hanging out of my nose the whole time,’ I argued.’
    • ‘What kid doesn't like a good joke about boogers or farts?’
    • ‘How do Baltimore artists grow past a fascination with wigs, boogers, and bicycles?’
    • ‘Is there a booger hanging from my nose or something?’
    • ‘Maybe I should go check the mirror and see if their is a booger hanging out of my nose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The worst thing I've ever gotten was a tissue with boogers in it.’
    • ‘After an hour of talking about what boogers are made out of everyone went home.’
  • 2

    another term for bogeyman
    • ‘Suitable subjects for booger tales are numerous Louisiana swamp and bayou terrors, many of them the products of Cajun folklore.’


Late 19th century: perhaps an alteration of bugger or bogey.