Meaning of “booby trap” in the English Dictionary

"booby trap" in British English

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(Definition of “booby trap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"booby trap" in American English

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booby trapnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbu·biˌtræp/

a hidden weapon that explodes when moved or touched

verb [ T ] us /ˈbu·biˌtræp/ -pp-

Don’t open the door – it may be booby-trapped.

(Definition of “booby trap” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)