boob

1
[ boob ]
/ bub /
Slang.

noun

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

verb (used without object)

British. to blunder.

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Origin of boob

1
1905–10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

Definition for boob (2 of 2)

boob2
[ boob ]
/ bub /

noun Slang.

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 (1 of 2)

boob1
/ (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

British Dictionary definitions for boob (2 of 2)

boob2
/ (buːb) /

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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