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boob

Noun

1 an ignorant or foolish person [syn: dumbbell, dummy, dope, booby, pinhead]
2 either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman [syn: breast, bosom, knocker, tit, titty] v : commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake; "I blundered during the job interview" [syn: sin, blunder, goof]

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English

Etymology

Short for booby. This term has several dates of English usage, as referenced.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. 1945 breast, esp. human female, though may less often be used for other species.
  2. 1909 Idiot, dummy, dork.
    Look at that boob drive on the wrong side of the road!
    They all come over here to get laid. They think it’s sinful here ... the poor boobs! — Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer, 1934
  3. 1934 A mistake, blunder.

Synonyms

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See also

Extensive Definition

Boob may refer to:
  • A woman's breast
  • An error
  • A fool or idiot
  • Booby, part of the family Sulidae, a group of seabirds closely related to gannets
  • Boob tube, slang for a woman's top or a television set
  • Booby prize, a joke prize usually given in recognition of a terrible performance or last-place finish.
  • Booby trap

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Babbitt, Philistine, asshole, babe, bag, boeotian, boobs, booby, bosom, breast, breasts, brisket, bust, chest, chump, cinch, credulous person, crop, cull, ding-a-ling, dingbat, dingdong, dolt, dolthead, dug, dupe, easy mark, easy pickings, fall guy, fathead, fish, fool, galoot, gobe-mouches, goof, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull, innocent, jerk, jerk-off, klutz, knockers, leadpipe cinch, mama, mamelon, mamelonation, mammary gland, mammilla, mammillation, middlebrow, monkey, mutt, nenes, nipple, oaf, pap, papilla, patsy, pigeon, pigeon breast, plaything, prize sap, pushover, sap, saphead, sawney, schlemiel, sitting duck, stooge, sucker, teat, thorax, tit, tits, titties, titty, toy, trusting soul, udder, victim
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