boob tube

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Origin of boob tube

First recorded in 1965–70; rhyming coinage, from the notion that television programming is foolish, induces foolishness, or is watched by foolish people Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

British Dictionary definitions for boob tube

boob tube

  1. a close-fitting strapless top, worn by women

  2. Australian a strapless, boneless, shapeless brassiere made of a stretch fabric

  1. mainly US and Canadian a television receiver

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