boob "stupid person," 1909, Amer.Eng. slang, perhaps from BOOBY (Cf. booby).

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  • boob — boob·i·ly; ha·boob; boob; …   English syllables

  • boob — Ⅰ. boob [1] informal ► NOUN 1) Brit. an embarrassing mistake. 2) N. Amer. a stupid person. ► VERB Brit. ▪ make an embarrassing mistake. ORIGIN from BOOBY(Cf. ↑booby …   English terms dictionary

  • boob — oob v. to commit a faux pas or fault. Syn: sin, commit an offence, blunder, goof. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boob — oob n. 1. an ignorant or foolish person. Syn: dumbbell, dummy, dope, booby, pinhead. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a female breast. [informal or vulgar] Syn: breast, bosom, knocker, tit, titty. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boob — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Rockmusik Gründung 1999 Website …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • boob — [ bub ] noun count 1. ) INFORMAL a woman s breast 2. ) AMERICAN OLD FASHIONED a stupid person 3. ) BRITISH INFORMAL a stupid or embarrassing mistake …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boob — ☆ boob1 [bo͞ob ] n. [< BOOBY] Slang a stupid or foolish person vi. [Brit. Slang] to make a stupid mistake ☆ boob2 [bo͞o′bēbo͞ob ] n. [prob. < booby, baby talk for “breast”] Slang a breast usually used in pl.: also boobie [bo͞o′bē] …   English World dictionary

  • boob — I UK [buːb] / US [bub] noun [countable] Word forms boob : singular boob plural boobs informal 1) a woman s breast 2) British a stupid or embarrassing mistake II UK [buːb] / US [bub] verb [intransitive] Word forms boob : present tense… …   English dictionary

  • Boob — wiktionary|boobBoob may refer to: * A woman s breast * An error, usually involving something of simplistic nature. * A fool or idiot * Booby, part of the family Sulidae , a group of seabirds closely related to gannets * Boob tube, slang for a… …   Wikipedia

  • boob — [[t]bu͟ːb[/t]] boobs, boobing, boobed 1) N COUNT: usu pl A woman s boobs are her breasts. [INFORMAL, RUDE] Syn: breasts 2) VERB If you boob, you make a mistake. [BRIT, INFORMAL] Is their timing right, or have they boobed again? Syn: mistake N… …   English dictionary

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