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boo·by 1

 (bo͞o′bē)
n. pl. boo·bies
1. Any of several seabirds of the genera Sula and Papasula of tropical and subtropical waters, having a pointed bill and tail, long wings, and a light-colored underside.
2. A person regarded as stupid.

[Spanish bobo, stupid, foolish, booby (because the seabirds can be caught easily when they alight on ships at sea), from Latin balbus, stammering, of imitative origin.]

boo·by 2

 (bo͞o′bē)
n. pl. boo·bies Slang
1. A woman's breast.
2. A male mammary gland that has become enlarged by the influence of estrogen or appears enlarged because of excess fat over the gland.

[Perhaps alteration of obsolete English bubby.]

booby

(ˈbuːbɪ)
n, pl -bies
1. an ignorant or foolish person
2. Brit the losing player in a game
3. (Animals) any of several tropical marine birds of the genus Sula: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc). They have a straight stout bill and the plumage is white with darker markings. Compare gannet
[C17: from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering]

boo•by1

(ˈbu bi)

n., pl. -bies.
1. a stupid person.
2. any of several usu. black- or brown-and-white, goose-sized seabirds of the family Sulidae, of tropical oceans, that dive for fish from high over the water.
[1590–1600; earlier pooby]

boob•y2

(ˈbu bi)

n., pl. boob•ies. Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
a woman's breast.
[1915–20, Amer.; alter. of earlier bubby breast; see -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.booby - an ignorant or foolish personbooby - an ignorant or foolish person  
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2.booby - small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both
gannet - large heavily built seabird with a long stout bill noted for its plunging dives for fish
genus Sula, Sula - type genus of the Sulidae

booby

noun fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, berk (Brit. slang), prick (slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), geek (slang), goof (informal), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), dunce, duffer (informal), oaf, simpleton, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit, blockhead, plank (Brit. slang), divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), weenie (U.S. informal), charlie (Brit. informal), coot, muggins (Brit. slang), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull Her husband is a booby.
Translations
ثَدْيُ المَرأَهشَخْصٌ أحْمَقٌ
blbnekňubaprsa
fjolspattetorsk
tiss
tissi
nibardnigaud
mafla
flón
mulkispadėta bombapadėti bombąprizas užėmusiam paskutinę vietąspąstai
pupistulbenis

booby

[ˈbuːbɪ]
A. N
1. (= fool) → bobo/a m/f
2. boobiestetas fpl
B. CPD booby hatch N (US) (= mental hospital) → casa f de locos
booby prize Npremio m al último
booby trap Ntrampa f (Mil etc) → trampa f explosiva, bomba f cazabobos

booby

n (inf)
(= fool)Trottel m
= boob N b

booby

:
booby hatch
n (dated US sl) → Klapsmühle f (inf)
booby prize
n Scherzpreis für den schlechtesten Teilnehmer
booby trap
n
Falle f (als Schabernack versteckt angebracht)
(Mil etc) → versteckte Bombe; don’t open that box, it’s a boobymachen Sie die Schachtel nicht auf, da ist eine Bombe drin
vt the suitcase was booby-trappedin dem Koffer war eine Bombe versteckt

booby

(ˈbuːbi) plural ˈboobies noun
1. a stupid person.
2. (slang) a woman's breast.
booby prize
a prize for the lowest score etc. John came last and got the booby prize.
ˈbooby trap noun
1. a bomb hidden in an object which explodes when it is touched.
2. a simple trap that makes you fall or makes something fall on you etc.
booby-trappast tense, past participle booby-trapped verb
to put a booby trap in an object. Don't touch that! It may be booby-trapped.
References in classic literature ?
But there were some boobies and bumpkins there, who, by their intense greenness, must have come from the heart and centre of all verdure.
Many a time I had seen a couple of boys, strangers, meet by chance, and say simultaneously, "I can lick you," and go at it on the spot; but I had always imagined until now that that sort of thing belonged to children only, and was a sign and mark of childhood; but here were these big boobies sticking to it and taking pride in it clear up into full age and beyond.
Analyses were run on blood samples drawn from 31 manually restrained red-footed boobies that were captured by hand from their nests at Punta Pitt on San Cristobal Island.
Boobies, Peckers, and Tits: One Man's Naked Perspective
The top club bag was weighed in by the fancied Change FF "B" squad of Wullie Leach, who had three fish, and Carl Nixon and Jim Crawford, who had six each all on Boobies fish deep.
We show that analysis of Google Earth[TM] images showing 'nest signatures' of masked boobies Sula dactylatra on Ascension is corroborated by contemporary field surveys.
'Mummy, boobies, boobies!' I don't want their friends to say, 'I just saw your mum's boobies," she added.
Fly anglers have had their best results from the spillway or dam wall using sinking lines and slowly fished lures or boobies.