No. It is from the language of the street, sometimes referred to as “ghetto,” often used by African Americans from the ‘hood.
A “boo” is a beau, sweetheart, boyfriend/girlfriend, main squeeze. (I once had a boo named Bo.) You’ve moved from “we’re talkin’,” to “kinda be likin’,” to “going out,” to boo.
What is involved in being a boo? Being exclusive, of course. Talking at least once a day, seeing each other regularly, becoming a part of each other’s lives. No different than what you think of with the other terms, just a hipper name.
The journey of my becoming a boo began in one of our early conversations. We were IMing and somehow a comment about “street” language came up. I said I knew a little “street,” and used the example, “He’s my boo.” Raucous laughter erupted at the receiving end of the message as my boo-to-be took a long break from the keyboard to roll on the floor. I had no idea this would be the response, but I guess the image of a 52-year-old white woman uttering this was just too much. He said he fell for me right then.
So next time you want to appear hip, try working “boo” into the conversation. However, if you’re a middle-aged white person talking to those who know “street,” prepare for peals of laughter.
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