blooey

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Shortening of kablooie.

Adjective[edit]

blooey (comparative more blooey, superlative most blooey)

  1. (dated, slang) Haywire, amiss.
    • 1921, P. G. Wodehouse, Indiscretions of Archie, George H. Doran Company (1921), Chapter XXI:
      [] Mother says vegetables contain all the proteins you want. Mother says, if you eat meat, your blood-pressure goes all blooey. Do you think it does?"
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Interjection[edit]

blooey

  1. Exclamation representing an explosion or abrupt occurrence.
    • 1963, Rick Raphael, "Code Three", Analog Science Fiction and Fact, February 1963:
      "We were heading for a school dance at Cincinnati and she was boiling along like she was in orbit when blooey she just quit."
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