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[boo-tee] /ˈbu ti/
noun, plural booties, bootys.
Slang. the buttocks.
Slang: Vulgar.
  1. the vulva and vagina.
  2. sexual intercourse.
  3. women regarded as sex objects.
shake one's booty, Slang.
  1. to swing the hips and buttocks from side to side.
  2. to dance with energy and enthusiasm.
Also, boody [boo-dee, -tee] /ˈbu di, -ti/ (Show IPA).
Origin of booty2
1925-30; < obsolete Black English, perhaps alteration of body Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for boody
Historical Examples
  • The old blear-eyed boody is not so cheery as we have seen him, although his party has won brilliant success.

  • But it will never do, Wilkinson, to boody over these things.

    The Bertrams Anthony Trollope
  • He climbed the steps to the kitchen and walked in quietly behind Mrs. boody, who was bent over the kitchen stove.

    Phantom of the Forest Lee Francis
  • Katey and boody Dedalus shoved in the door of the closesteaming kitchen.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Mrs. boody, a grey headed, smiling woman who looked as though she might be anyone's mother, came in with two steaming cups.

    Phantom of the Forest Lee Francis
  • The tall, fair damsel holding the coffee pot is Norma, Mrs. boody's best assistant housekeeper and daughter.

    Phantom of the Forest Lee Francis
  • The boody tavern-keeper has long since disappeared; no teams wheel up with the old dash at the doors of the Eagle Tavern.

  • Mrs. boody looked worn and tired, as though she hadn't slept.

    Phantom of the Forest Lee Francis
  • boody found a half filled bottle in his coat and passed it around.

    Phantom of the Forest Lee Francis
British Dictionary definitions for boody


noun (pl) -ties
any valuable article or articles, esp when obtained as plunder
Word Origin
C15: from Old French butin, from Middle Low German buite exchange; related to Old Norse býta to exchange, býti barter


(slang) the buttocks
Word Origin
C20: from butt1 buttocks
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Word Origin and History for boody



"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for boody



: It's about snappin' all the booty rap


  1. The female body as a sex object You can listen to it, but you can shake your booty to it too
  2. The vulva
  3. The sex act; sex; ass: The heroines are giving up some booty (1920s+ Black)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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boody in the Bible

captives or cattle or objects of value taken in war. In Canaan all that breathed were to be destroyed (Deut. 20: 16). The "pictures and images" of the Canaanites were to be destroyed also (Num. 33:52). The law of booty as to its division is laid down in Num. 31:26-47. David afterwards introduced a regulation that the baggage-guard should share the booty equally with the soldiers engaged in battle. He also devoted of the spoils of war for the temple (1 Sam. 30:24-26; 2 Sam. 8:11; 1 Chr. 26:27).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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