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Boo is an onomatopoeic word for a loud, startling sound, as an exclamation intended to scare, or as a call of derision (see booing).

Boo or BOO may also refer to:




  • Ben Boo (born 1925), American politician
  • Boo Junfeng (born 1983), Singaporean filmmaker
  • Karl Boo (1918–1996), Swedish politician
  • Katherine Boo (born 1964), American journalist and McArthur Fellow
  • Kurt Boo, Swedish sprint canoer who competed in the late 1930s
  • Sigrid Boo (1898–1953), Norwegian author

Given name or nickname[edit]

  • Boo Cook (born 1972), British comics artist
  • Alexander Boo Ellis (1936–2010), American National Basketball Association player
  • Greg Boo Harvey (born 1966), American former college basketball player
  • Marcus Boo Hewerdine (born 1961), British singer-songwriter
  • Curley "Boo" Johnson (born 1965), former member of the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Boo McLee (born 1983), American football player
  • Albert Richmond Boo Morcom (1921–2012), American track and field athlete, particularly in the pole vault
  • Shaunterous Boo Robinson (born 1987), American professional football defensive tackle
  • Thomas Brent Boo Weekley (born 1973), American golfer
  • Eddie Lee Boo Williams (born 1979), American retired National Football League wide receiver

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Boo (character), a ghost character in the Mario series
  • Boo, a baby human girl from Monsters, Inc.
  • Boo, a hamster belonging to Minsc in Baldur's Gate, and a character in Megatokyo
  • Boo, a character in the manga and anime Crayon Shin-chan
  • Majin Boo (魔人ブウ Majin Bū?, also "Majin Buu"), a character from Dragon Ball
  • Boo Radley, a character in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Boo! (comic strip), a character in the British comic The Dandy created by Andy Fanton

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