Let's boo this (halloween)

  • Jim in Phila

    Senior Member
    American English
    "Boo" is often shouted at someone to frighten them. Part of celebrating Halloween is trying to scare or frighten people, but it's all in fun and playful.
     

    Jim in Phila

    Senior Member
    American English
    I should add that "boo" also shows disapproval of something. A bad actor is booed, a bad sports player is booed. So another interpretation of your phase is that Halloween should be disapproved of, maybe done away with. The rest of the article will make clear which interpretation is better.
     
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