Boobies



a stupid person; dunce.
a gannet of the genus Sula, having a bright bill, bright feet, or both: some are endangered.
a female breast.
Historical Examples

The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
Pinocchio C. Collodi
Pinocchio C. Collodi

noun (pl) -bies
an ignorant or foolish person
(Brit) the losing player in a game
any of several tropical marine birds of the genus Sula: family Sulidae, order Pelecaniformes (pelicans, cormorants, etc). They have a straight stout bill and the plumage is white with darker markings Compare gannet
n.

At the end of every session the dominie had the satirical custom of presenting his tawse as a “booby-prize” to some idle or stupid lout whom he picked out as meriting this distinction so that next time they met he might start fresh and fair with new pair for a new set of classes. [Ascott R. Hope, “Dumps,” “Young England” magazine, 1883]

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