boo-boo
boo-boo oo-boo n. 1. an embarrassing mistake.

Syn: blunder, blooper, bungle, foul-up, flub, botch, boner, misdoing. [WordNet 1.5]

2. a minor injury, such as an abrasion on the skin; -- child's talk. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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