blooey
adjective or adverb Etymology: blooey, interjection representing an explosive sound (of imitative origin) Date: 1920 slang haywire, awry <
the engine went blooey
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  • blooey — ☆ blooey [blo͞o′ē ] adj. Slang out of order: used chiefly in the phrase go blooey, to go out of order: also sp. blooie …   English World dictionary

  • blooey — (n.) ruin, smash, 1915, U.S. slang, probably onomatopoeic …   Etymology dictionary

  • blooey — [“blui] 1. mod. gone; destroyed. □ Everything is finished, blooey! □ All my plans are blooey! 2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. □ John is totally blooey. He can’t even open his eyes. □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • blooey — /blooh ee/, adj. Slang. 1. out of order; faulty. 2. go blooey, to go totally out of commission; break down completely: If the generator fails, the whole system will go blooey. Also, blooie. [orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • blooey — adj. (Slang) faulty, damaged, defective, out of order …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blooey — [ blu:i] (also blooie) adverb & adjective US informal awry; amiss. Origin 1920s: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • blooey — bloo·ey …   English syllables

  • blooey — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ka-Blooey — Bombuzal Bombuzal Éditeur Image Works, Kemco Date de sortie 1988 Genre Jeu de reflexion Mode de jeu Un joueur Plate forme Amiga, Atari ST …   Wikipédia en Français

  • go blooey — AND go f looey [go “blui AND go “flui] in. to fall apart; to go out of order. □ Suddenly, all my plans went blooey. □ I just hope everything doesn’t go flooey at the last minute …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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