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  • IPA(key): /ˈbuːb/
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  • Rhymes: -uːb

Clipped form of booby (fool). Appeared near the beginning of the twentieth century; more information at booby § Etymology 1.

boob (plural boobs)

  1. (informal, derogatory)Idiot, fool.
    • 1914, George Vere Hobart, Boobs, as Seen by John Henry, OCLC14521032, page 75:

      Not having an ear for music it annoys me to hear the boobs squeal.
    • 2013: US Magazine
      He said he felt like such a boob in school and nobody talked to him.

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