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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Boose
A stall or a crib for an ox, cow, or other animal.

Etymology: AS. bōs bōsig; akin to Icel. bāss, Sw. bås, Dan. baas, stall, G. banse, Goth. bansts barn, Skr. bhāsas stall. √252

verb Boose
To drink excessively. See Booze.

From Middle English bose, boose, from Old English *bōs (attested in bōsih, bōsiġ (“cow-stall”)), from Proto-Germanic *bansaz, *bandsaz, *bandstiz (“stall”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰendʰ- (“to tie, bind”).

  1. (dialect) A stall for an animal (usually a cow).

Middle English bousen (verb) and bouse (noun)

  1. Alternative spelling of booze

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Boose

    Dorian Boose is a football player for the New York Jets, Washington Redskins, and Edmonton Eskimos. He was most prominent from 1998 to 2001. Dorian was born on January 29th, 1974 in Frankfurt.


    Terry was born on February 23rd, 1956 in Norwalk, Ohio.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Boose U.S.
      White 53.45% 64.26%
      African American 40.24% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.35% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.10% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.73% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Boose

    People with the last name Boose are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Boose

    • How Popular is the name Boose? As a last name Boose was the 12,212th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Boose first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Boose is Saturday, September 15th, 1883.
    • How unique is the name Boose? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Boose. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Boose: Your name in reverse order is Esoob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oebos. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Boose? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,550 people with the last name Boose.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boose? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boose as their last name since less than 1 person in 116k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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