boobs

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.

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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