Simple Definition of booby trap
: a hidden bomb that explodes when the object connected to it is touched, moved, etc.
: a trap that is set as a joke to shock or frighten someone
Full Definition of booby trap
1 : a trap for the unwary or unsuspecting : pitfall
2 : a concealed explosive device contrived to go off when some harmless-looking object is touched
Examples of booby trap in a sentence
Someone had rigged a booby trap that blew up the car when the engine was started.
We set a booby trap by balancing a bucket of water on top of the door so that it would fall on him when he came in.
First Known Use of booby trap
Rhymes with booby trap
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BOOBY TRAP Defined for Kids
Definition of booby trap for Students
1 : a hidden bomb that explodes when the object connected to it is touched
2 : a trap set for an unsuspecting person
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