boob

noun (1)
\ 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

boob

noun (2)

Definition of boob (Entry 2 of 4)

British

boob

verb
boobed; boobing; boobs

Definition of boob (Entry 3 of 4)

intransitive verb

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

boob

noun (3)

Definition of boob (Entry 4 of 4)

sometimes vulgar
: breast

Other Words from boob

Noun (1)

boobish \ ˈbü-​bish How to pronounce boob (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

Verb

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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“Boob.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boob. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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boob

verb

English Language Learners Definition of boob

: to make a foolish or careless mistake

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