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boob

noun \ ˈbüb \

Definition of boob

1 : a stupid awkward person : simpleton
2 : boor, philistine
  • compared to the civilized and educated European, the American seemed a boob
  • —J. T. Farrell

boobish

play \ˈbü-bish\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of boob

short for 1booby

First Known Use: 1907


2

boob

noun

Definition of boob

British

Origin and Etymology of boob

First Known Use: 1934


3

boob

verb

Definition of boob

intransitive verb
British
: goof 2
  • realised that he had boobed by paying too much

Examples of boob in a Sentence

  1. it was an important speech, and the prime minister knew that he could not afford to boob on it

Origin and Etymology of boob

First Known Use: 1914


4

boob

noun

Definition of boob

sometimes vulgar
: breast

Origin and Etymology of boob

short for 2booby

First Known Use: circa 1931



BOOB Defined for English Language Learners

boob

verb

Definition of boob for English Language Learners

  • : to make a foolish or careless mistake



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