Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “boob”

See all translations

boob

noun [C] uk   /buːb/ us  

boob noun [C] (BREAST)

very informal a woman's breast: You know her - blonde hair and big boobs.

boob noun [C] (PERSON)

US informal a stupid person

boob noun [C] (MISTAKE)

UK informal a silly mistake: Forgetting the president's name was a bit of a boob.

boob

verb [I] uk   /buːb/ UK informal us  
to make a silly mistake: He boobed rather badly by getting her name wrong.
Translations of “boob”
in Spanish metedura de pata, teta…
in French gaffe, poitrine…
in German der Schnitzer, die Titte…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 愚蠢的錯誤…
in Russian сиська, ляпсус…
in Turkish göğüs, meme, aptalca yapılan hata…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 愚蠢的错误…
in Polish cycek, byk, gafa…
(Definition of boob from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of boob?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “boob” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More