After hoisting in the boats we shaped a course along the eastern shore of the Gulf towards booby Island.
And the second would snicker and repeat the ugly word, "booby!"
A course was now held for booby Island, where we anchored in the evening (the 23rd).
But bad as a booby may be as a Boss, what about a colossal Chimra?
Old booby had left the door open, and 'twas right under the gallery that he was to work.
Early on the 4th we inspanned and continued our march for booby, a large party of savages still following the wagons.
Guy Featherstone and booby Walker had paused at a distance to watch the game a few moments.
A booby is—but you must know what it is, while you read, in these elegant definitions, the taste and genius of Dr Johnson.
Jerry was busy preparing his supper, while he kept up an incessant run of small-chat with booby and Jemalee.
Mr booby hath presented Mr Adams with a living of one hundred and thirty pounds a year.
1590s, from Spanish bobo "stupid person, slow bird" (used of various ungainly seabirds), probably from Latin balbus "stammering," from an imitative root (see barbarian).
Booby prize is by 1883: an object of little value given to the loser of a game; booby trap is 1850, originally a schoolboy prank; the more lethal sense developed during World War I.
At the end of every session the dominie had the satirical custom of presenting his tawse as a "booby-prize" to some idle or stupid lout whom he picked out as meriting this distinction so that next time they met he might start fresh and fair with new pair for a new set of classes. [Ascott R. Hope, "Dumps," "Young England" magazine, 1883]
A woman's breast
[late 1600s+; perhaps ultimately fr Latin puppa, literally ''little girl,'' which in child language became ''breast''; whence Old French pope, popel, ''breast,'' German dialect Bubbi, and so on]