Meaning of “booby” in the English Dictionary

"booby" in English

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boobynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbuː.bi/ us /ˈbuː.bi/

booby noun [ C ] (BIRD)

a type of seabird similar to a gannet

booby noun [ C ] (BREAST)

very informal a woman's breast

Examples from literature

  • A man badly brought up always remains a booby. 
  • Don't stand gaping there, but down to them, booby, without the loss of a moment! 
  • Don't stand grinning, you booby! but go. 
  • Go to the devil you booby! he said—even more in impatience than in wrath. 

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