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I'd really like to know the origin of this term. Many dictionaries vary in their opinions of it. Some, for instance, state that its root is "Boo-Hoo" while Encarta stangely links it to "mid 50's - appearently 'boob'," which doesn't seem to make any sense. -- 01:30, 8 July 2006 (UTC)

The sense it makes depends on your dialect. In America, a boob is an imcompetent idiot, but in England it’s a blunder. The American word "boob" acquired the meaning of foolish mistake across the pond by 1934, and 20 years later the booboo was hatched. —Stephen 01:39, 8 July 2006 (UTC)