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booby

noun boo·by \ ˈbü-bē \

Definition of booby

plural boobies
1 : an awkward foolish person : dope
2 : any of several tropical seabirds (genus Sula) of the gannet family

Origin and Etymology of booby

modification of Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering, probably of imitative origin

First Known Use: 1602

in the meaning defined at sense 1


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booby

noun boo·by \ ˈbü-bē , ˈbu̇- \

Definition of booby

plural boobies
sometimes vulgar
: breast

Origin and Etymology of booby

alteration of bubby

First Known Use: 1916

in the meaning defined above




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