from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bogeyman.
- n. Slang Dried nasal mucus.
- n. Slang An item that is unnamed or unnameable: "It's . . . like a pop-top . . . one of those sharp little boogers you pull off the beer cans” ( Hunter S. Thompson).
- n. Slang A worthless, despicable person.
- n. Slang A person; a fellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of solid or semisolid mucus in or removed from the nostril.
- n. A thing; especially a problematic or difficult thing.
- n. bodyboarder
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an imaginary monster used to frighten children
- n. dried nasal mucus
She asked in a tone that was roughly equal the one she'd likely use to ask, "So, were you EVER planning on wiping that booger from the middle of your forehead?"
If your response to "You have a booger" is "Oh, that’s nice, dear," then I’ll know miscommunication has occurred!
I said when I went into the theater that I wouldn't be satisfied unless this booger was the worst thing I'd seen since Bloodrayne, and I was disappointed on that count.
How many of you guys and gals will admit to having felt a "booger"?
In the south we call something ghostly or unexplainable a "booger".
All the judges thought Fabio's "booger" was too meatball-y and meatloaf-y, not burger-y enough.
I double-hate Fabio's dish because he keeps calling it a "booger" in his accent, which seems to be even more exaggerated than it was on his first season on the show, just sayin'.
So my primary example of substitution is using the word "booger" instead of "bugger".
It might also work for folks who ordinarily dislike raisins-especially those who - if you will excuse me-go in for "booger" comparisons.
(Actually, while "booger" has a widely-understood meaning, an informal survey of Southern political writers revealed complete puzzlement over "hanks," although one thought it might be a bastardization of "haints," or ghosts.)