Definition of "booby" []

  • A person regarded as stupid. (noun)
  • Any of several tropical sea birds of the genus Sula, resembling and related to the gannets. (noun)
  • Vulgar Slang A woman's breast. (noun)
  • An ignorant or foolish person (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The losing player in a game (noun)
  • 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 (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "booby" in a sentence
  • "While a lucky few on Cross's Christmas list score a shiny, new VHS player, the bulk of them receive the ultimate in booby prizes: a network-branded bath towel."
  • "Not with another of those decaying relics of past destruction they called booby traps but with an actual ship, under the control of living, sentient beings."
  • "Mr. Howells uses the word booby in the latter signification, and it may be heard frequently in eastern"