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Meaning of BOOBY

Pronunciation:  'boobee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both
  2. [n]  an ignorant or foolish person

BOOBY is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: boob, dope, dumbbell, dummy, pinhead
 See Also: gannet, genus Sula, simple, simpleton, Sula



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boo"by\ (b[=oo]"b[y^]), n.; pl. {Boobies} (-b[i^]z). [Sp.
    bobo dunce, idiot; cf. L. balbus stammering, E. barbarous.]
    1. A dunce; a stupid fellow.
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A swimming bird ({Sula fiber} or {S. sula}) related to
           the common gannet, and found in the West Indies,
           nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account
           of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes
           applied to other species of gannets; as, {S.
           piscator}, the red-footed booby.
       (b) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas.
    {Booby hatch} (Naut.), a kind of wooden hood over a hatch,
       readily removable.
    {Booby hut}, a carriage body put upon sleigh runners. [Local,
       U. S.] --Bartlett.
    {Booby hutch}, a clumsy covered carriage or seat, used in the
       eastern part of England. --Forby.
    {Booby trap}, a schoolboy's practical joke, as a shower bath
       when a door is opened.
  2. \Boo"by\ (b[=oo]"b[y^]), a.
    Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
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