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boob1

[boob]Slang.
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noun
  1. a stupid person; fool; dunce.
  2. British. a blunder; mistake.
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verb (used without object)
  1. British. to blunder.
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Origin of boob1

1905–10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

boob2

[boob]
noun Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.
  1. a female breast.
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Origin of boob2

First recorded in 1945–50; apparently back formation from booby2
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boob1

noun
  1. an ignorant or foolish person; booby
  2. British an embarrassing mistake; blunder
  3. a female breast
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verb
  1. (intr) British to make a blunder
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Word Origin

C20: back formation from booby

boob2

noun Australian slang
  1. a prison
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adjective
  1. of poor quality, similar to that provided in prisonboob coffee
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Word Origin

from the US colloquial sense of booby hatch meaning jail
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Word Origin and History for boob

n.

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

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