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booby

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noun boo·by \ˈbü-bē\

Definition of booby

plural

boobies

  1. 1 :  an awkward foolish person :  dope

  2. 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


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booby

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noun boo·by \ˈbü-bē, ˈbu̇-\

Definition of booby

plural

boobies

sometimes vulgar

  1. :  breast

Origin and Etymology of booby

alteration of bubby


First Known Use: 1916





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