There are 2 definitions of booby in English:

booby1

Syllabification: boo·by
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͞obē
 
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noun (plural boobies)

1A stupid or childish person.
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  • ‘I just wandered around and hit the ball, to be honest,’ Howell explained, as if he was some country booby on his first visit to the big city.
  • Even the European right, I believe, regarded him as an amiable old booby who was, fortunately, an ally of their heroine, Mrs T.
  • No boobies, but more black neckties than I ever hope to see outside of a Blues Brothers film festival or a big ska revival.
2A large tropical seabird of the gannet family, with brown, black, or white plumage and often brightly colored feet.
  • Genus Sula, family Sulidae: several species, including the common red-footed booby (S. sula)
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  • And don't miss the Brac's colonies of brown boobies and white-tailed tropic birds.
  • The Pacific seabirds called brown boobies lay two eggs but hardly ever fledge more than one chick.
  • Boobies that nest on the ground, the masked gannet and the brown booby, are also found on remote cays of the Great Barrier Reef.

Origin

early 17th century: probably from Spanish bobo (in both senses), from Latin balbus 'stammering'.

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There are 2 definitions of booby in English:

booby2

Syllabification: boo·by
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈbo͞obē/

noun (plural boobies)

(usually boobies) informal
A woman’s breast.
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  • It was, like, enhancing nothing and I couldn't even get my boobies played with anymore.
  • They trusted my judgment that there would be sunshine and boobies, basically.
  • Instead, I get a bunch of overweight, smelly computer geeks while the dance co-op gets girls with big boobies and guys with long willies.

Origin

1930s: alteration of dialect bubby (see boob2).

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