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noun plural boo·ties, boo·tys.
  1. Slang. the buttocks.
  2. Slang: Vulgar.
    1. the vulva and vagina.
    2. sexual intercourse.
    3. women regarded as sex objects.
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  1. shake one's booty, Slang.
    1. to swing the hips and buttocks from side to side.
    2. to dance with energy and enthusiasm.
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Also boo·dy [boo-dee, -tee] /ˈbu di, -ti/.

Origin of booty

1925–30; < obsolete Black English, perhaps alteration of body
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Related Words for boody

frame, carcass, torso, shaft, embodiment, figure, form, makeup, tenement, anatomy, shape, chassis, build, trunk, constitution, beefcake, protoplasm, bod, boody

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Historical Examples of boody

  • But it will never do, Wilkinson, to boody over these things.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • Katey and Boody Dedalus shoved in the door of the closesteaming kitchen.


    James Joyce

  • Mrs. Boody looked worn and tired, as though she hadn't slept.

  • Boody found a half filled bottle in his coat and passed it around.

  • The old blear-eyed Boody is not so cheery as we have seen him, although his party has won brilliant success.

British Dictionary definitions for boody


noun plural -ties
  1. any valuable article or articles, esp when obtained as plunder
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Word Origin for booty

C15: from Old French butin, from Middle Low German buite exchange; related to Old Norse býta to exchange, býti barter


  1. slang the buttocks
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Word Origin for booty

C20: from butt 1 buttocks
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Word Origin and History for boody



"plunder, gain, profit," mid-15c., from Old French butin "booty" (14c.), from a Germanic source akin to Middle Low German bute "exchange." Influenced in form and sense by boot (n.2) and in form by nouns ending in -y. Meaning "female body considered as a sex object" is 1920s, black slang.

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