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booby

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noun boo·by \ˈbü-bē\

Definition of booby

plural boobies

  1. 1 :  an awkward foolish person :  dope

  2. 2 :  any of several tropical seabirds (genus Sula) of the gannet family



Origin of booby

modification of Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering, probably of imitative origin


First Known Use: 1602

Rhymes with booby


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booby

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noun boo·by \ˈbü-bē, ˈbu̇-\

Definition of booby

plural boobies

sometimes vulgar

  1. :  breast



Origin of booby

alteration of bubby


First Known Use: 1916




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