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boob

1. slang noun A female breast. The male fascination with boobs will always be beyond my understanding.
2. noun A stupid, clumsy, or foolish person. Jeremy can act like such a boob sometimes.
3. noun A foolish or clumsy mistake or error. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Aw, don't worry, you just made a bit of a boob, that's all.
4. verb To make a foolish or clumsy mistake or error. Primarily heard in UK. I'm afraid I boobed pretty spectacularly in class this morning.

booby hatch

A derogatory slang term for a hospital for the mentally ill or unstable. If you keep saying crazy things like that, they're going to throw you in the booby hatch.
See also: booby, hatch

booby prize

An award given to the worst performer in a competition. Roy would get the booby prize for today's race—I didn't know a person could run so slow!
See also: booby, prize

booby prize

a mock prize given to the worst player or performer. Bob should get the booby prize for the worst showing in the race.
See also: booby, prize

boob

(bub)
1. n. a stupid person; a rural oaf. Why did I marry a boob like you?
2. and booby (ˈbubi) n. a breast. (Usually plural. Usually objectionable.) With boobs like that, she can go anywhere she likes.

booby

verb
See boob

booby hatch

(ˈbubi...)
n. a mental hospital. I was afraid they would send me to the booby hatch.
See also: booby, hatch
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We recorded no nest attempts by masked boobies during five of the 10 surveys carried out by the AOS (Table 1).
In the southern sector there were 36 nest signatures clearly visible on the satellite image but only five had been identified as occupied by masked boobies during the ground survey conducted 17 days after the satellite image had been taken.
The close agreement between coordinates of nests reported from ground surveys and those from images of nest signatures confirms that nest sites of masked boobies can be detected using satellite images that are freely available on Google Earth[TM].
Masked boobies regularly nested in the southern sector of Letterbox during the breeding seasons from 1990 to 2006 (see Table 1).
As underlings to a blue-footed chick, five of the brown boobies delivered about the same number of pecks and shoves as the underling blue-footed sibs did.
In addition to bracelets, there are "I [heart] Boobies T-shirts.
She also said the organization has other apparel and accessory options for anyone who doesn't like the term "boobies."
Blue-footed boobies are best known for their bright blue webbed feet, which the males prominently display in courtship dance to attract females, reports The National Geographic News.
Boobies have a long period of biparental care, i.e., the males are active participants in raising their young.
Researchers from University of Vigo in Spain,and the National Autonomous University of Mexico studied more than a hundred male blue-footed boobies over a total of six months in 2004 and 2005 on Mexicos Isla Isabel, and measured their green chroma using a spectrophotometer.
The fossil experts unknowingly compared ancient bones of female Tasman boobies to those of male "masked boobies."