boob

1
[boob]Slang.

noun

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

verb (used without object)

British. to blunder.

Origin of boob

1
1905–10, Americanism; back formation from booby1

boob

2
[boob]

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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Related Words for boobs

knockers, bosom, cleavage, pair, chest

British Dictionary definitions for boobs

boob

1

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

boob

2

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 boobs
n.

"breasts," 1929, U.S. slang, probably from much older term boobies (late 17c.), related to 17c. bubby; perhaps ultimately from Latin puppa, literally "little girl," hence, in child-talk, "breast." Or else it is a natural formation in English (cf. French poupe "teat," German dialectal Bubbi, etc.).

boob

n.

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

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