Meaning of booay in English:

booay

(also booai, boohai)

Pronunciation /ˈbuːʌɪ/

noun

New Zealand the booay
  • Remote rural districts.

    countryside, green belt, great outdoors

Phrases

    up the booay
    New Zealand
    • Completely wrong or astray.

      • ‘But if you're ‘up the boohai shooting pukakas’, fair go!’

Origin

Perhaps from the place name Puhoi in North Auckland, New Zealand.