boob

boob

1 [boob] Slang.
noun
1.
a stupid person; fool; dunce.
2.
British. a blunder; mistake.
verb (used without object)
3.
British. to blunder.

Origin:
1905–10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

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boob

2 [boob]
noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
a female breast.

Origin:
1945–50; apparently back formation from booby2

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boob1 (buːb)
 
n
1.  an ignorant or foolish person; booby
2.  (Brit) an embarrassing mistake; blunder
3.  a female breast
 
vb
4.  (Brit) (intr) to make a blunder
 
[C20: back formation from booby]

boob2 (buːb)
 
n
1.  a prison
 
adj
2.  of poor quality, similar to that provided in prison: boob coffee
 
[from the US colloquial sense of booby hatch meaning jail]

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boob
"stupid person," 1909, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps from booby.
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boob definition

[bub]
  1. n.
    a stupid person; a rural oaf. : Why did I marry a boob like you?
  2. n.
    and booby. [ˈbubi]a breast. (Usually plural. Usually objectionable.) : With boobs like that, she can go anywhere she likes.
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