modification of Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering, probably of imitative origin
alteration of bubby
circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1
1916, in the meaning defined above
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“Booby.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/booby. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.
Nglish: Translation of booby for Spanish Speakers
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about booby
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