boob

1
[ boob ]
/ bub /
Slang.

noun

a stupid person; fool; dunce.
British. a blunder; mistake.

verb (used without object)

British. to blunder.

Nearby words

  1. boo-boo,
  2. boo-hoo,
  3. boo-hurrah theory,
  4. boo-word,
  5. boo-ya,
  6. boob happy,
  7. boob job,
  8. boob tube,
  9. boobhead,
  10. boobialla

Origin of boob

1
1905–10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

boob

2
[ boob ]
/ bub /

noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.

a female breast.

Origin of boob

2
First recorded in 1945–50; apparently back formation from booby2

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British Dictionary definitions for boob

boob

1
/ (buːb) slang /

noun

an ignorant or foolish person; booby
British an embarrassing mistake; blunder
a female breast

verb

(intr) British to make a blunder

Word Origin for boob

C20: back formation from booby

noun Australian slang

a prison

adjective

of poor quality, similar to that provided in prisonboob coffee

Word Origin for boob

from the US colloquial sense of booby hatch meaning jail

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Word Origin and History for boob

boob

n.

"stupid person," 1909, American English slang, perhaps from booby.

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