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English Dictionary: booby by the DICT Development Group
3 results for booby
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an ignorant or foolish person [syn: dumbbell, dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinhead]
  2. small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Booby \Boo"by\ (b[oomac]"b[ycr]), n.; pl. {Boobies} (-b[icr]z).
      [Sp. bobo dunce, idiot; cf. L. balbus stammering, E.
      1. A dunce; a stupid fellow.
      2. (Zo[94]l.)
            (a) A swimming bird ({Sula fiber} or {S. sula}) related to
                  the common gannet, and found in the West Indies,
                  nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account
                  of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes
                  applied to other species of gannets; as, {S.
                  piscator}, the red-footed booby.
            (b) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Booby \Boo"by\ (b[oomac]"b[ycr]), a.
      Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
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