FOO

Etymology

See foo. Used in this context by Jack Speer, originally for the fannish ghod of mimeography in the 1930s.

Proper noun

Foo

(dated, fandom slang, jocular) A mock deity of early science fiction fandom; a fannish ghod.

Hypernyms

• ghod

Coordinate terms

• Ghu

Anagrams

• oof

Etymology 1

Noun

foo (plural foos)

(historical, obsolete) Alternative form of fu: an administrative subdivision of imperial China; the capital of such divisions.

Etymology 2

Noun

foo (uncountable)

(programming) A metasyntactic variable used to represent an unspecified entity. If part of a series of such entities, it is often the first in the series, and followed immediately by bar.

(fandom slang) Alternative letter-case form of Foo (“placeholder god”)

Etymology 3

Interjection

foo

Expression of disappointment or disgust.

Synonyms

• (expression of disgust): darn, drat

Etymology 4

Noun

foo (plural foos)

(slang) Pronunciation spelling of fool.

Anagrams

• oof

Source: Wiktionary



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