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ˈbu biboo·by

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dumbbell, dummy, dope, boob, booby, pinheadnoun

    an ignorant or foolish person

  2. boobynoun

    small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boobynoun

    a dunce; a stupid fellow

  2. Boobynoun

    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

  3. Boobynoun

    a species of penguin of the antarctic seas

  4. Boobyadjective

    having the characteristics of a booby; stupid


  1. Booby

    A booby is a seabird in the genus Sula, part of the Sulidae family. Boobies are closely related to the gannets, which were formerly included in Sula.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Booby

    bōō′bi, n. a silly or stupid fellow: a sea-bird, of the gannet tribe, remarkable for its apparent stupidity in allowing itself to be knocked down with a stick.—adjs. Boo′by, Boo′byish, like a booby: stupid.—ns. Boo′byism; Boo′by-trap, a rude form of practical joke among boys, by which something is made to fall upon some one entering a door, or the like. [Sp. bobo, a dolt: may prob. be cog. with Ger. bube.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. booby

    A well-known tropical sea-bird, Sula fusca, of the family Pelecanidæ. It is fond of resting out of the water at night, even preferring an unstable perch on the yard of a ship. The name is derived from the way in which it allows itself to be caught immediately after settling. The direction in which they fly as evening comes on often shows where land may be found.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of booby in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of booby in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of booby in a Sentence

  1. John Barrasso:

    Tracy Stone-Manning collaborated with eco-terrorists who had booby trapped trees with metal spikes, she mailed the threatening letter for them and she was part of the cover up. She did not cooperate with investigators until she was caught.

  2. Sharfan Darwish:

    The situation is under control. They have many bodies on the ground, we are at the four gates to the city. The whole city is booby-trapped. After 20 days of the campaign, we have yet to storm the city.

  3. Redur Xelil:

    The move towards Tel Abyad from the east began today after the completion of the Suluk blockade, many of the Daesh militants have fled (Suluk), apart from a group of suicide attackers inside the town and the booby traps, so we are very cautious about entering the town center.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    My sense of it is that these people were really planning a broader attack but I think the evidence is going to continue to show that these were clearly people that had been radicalized, you don't build all these pipe bombs and set up booby traps unless you're planning something.

  5. Yossi Melman:

    I stopped believing the reports from the official and semi-official media in Iran regarding the circumstances around the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, they are publishing various and even contradictory details : Assassins ? Motorcyclists ? A booby-trapped car ? A machine gun that fires automatically ? It seems to me that Iranian and Israeli intelligence to which this is attributed deals with psychological warfare, disinformation, and the obstruction of evidence.

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