\ ˈbüb How to pronounce boob (audio) \

Definition of boob

 (Entry 1 of 4)

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

Definition of boob (Entry 2 of 4)



boobed; boobing; boobs

Definition of boob (Entry 3 of 4)

intransitive verb

: goof sense 2 realised that he had boobed by paying too much

Definition of boob (Entry 4 of 4)

sometimes vulgar

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Other Words from boob

Noun (1)

boobish \ ˈbü-​bish How to pronounce boobish (audio) \ adjective

Examples of boob in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of boob

Noun (1)

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1959, in the meaning defined above


1914, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boob

Noun (1), Noun (2), and Verb

short for booby entry 1

Noun (3)

short for booby entry 2

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The first known use of boob was in 1907

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English Language Learners Definition of boob

British, informal : to make a foolish or careless mistake

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