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boob1

[boob] /bub/
noun
1.
a stupid person; fool; dunce.
2.
British. a blunder; mistake.
verb (used without object)
3.
British. to blunder.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

boob2

[boob] /bub/
noun, Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
1.
a female breast.
Origin
1945-50; apparently back formation from booby2
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British Dictionary definitions for boobs

boob1

/buːb/
noun
1.
an ignorant or foolish person; booby
2.
(Brit) an embarrassing mistake; blunder
3.
a female breast
verb
4.
(intransitive) (Brit) to make a blunder
Word Origin
C20: back formation from booby

boob2

/buːb/
noun (Austral, slang)
1.
a prison
adjective
2.
of poor quality, similar to that provided in prison boob coffee
Word Origin
from the US colloquial sense of booby hatch meaning jail
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Word Origin and History for boobs
boob
"stupid person," 1909, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps from booby.
boobs
"breasts," 1929, U.S. slang, probably from much older term boobies (late 17c.), related to 17c. bubby, perhaps ultimately from L. puppa, lit. "little girl," hence, in child-talk, "breast," or a natural formation in English (cf. Fr. poupe "teat," Ger. dial. Bubbi, etc.).
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Slang definitions & phrases for boobs

boob 1

noun
  1. A stupid person; dimwit: There are still boobs, alack, who'd like the old-time gin-mill back (1908+)
  2. A person who is too innocent and trusting; sucker: The poor boob fell for his line and gave him the money (1920s+)

boob 2

noun

A woman's breast; bub, knocker

[1940s+; probably fr boobie2]


boob 3

noun

A blunder; error; boo-boo

verb

: If I boob, I expect you to protect me (1930s+)


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