booby

noun (1)
boo·​by | \ˈbü-bē \
plural boobies

Definition of booby 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : an awkward foolish person : dope

2 : any of several tropical seabirds (genus Sula) of the gannet family

booby

noun (2)
boo·​by | \ˈbü-bē, ˈbu̇-\
plural boobies

Definition of booby (Entry 2 of 2)

sometimes vulgar

: breast

First Known Use of booby

Noun (1)

1602, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for booby

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

alteration of bubby

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