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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 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 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

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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POLICE are today investigating reports that a young biker was killed when he rode straight into a wire booby trap.
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