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Definition: blue-footed booby
Booby \Boo"by\ (b[=oo]"b[y^]), n.; pl. Boobies (-b[i^]z). [Sp.
bobo dunce, idiot; cf. L. balbus stammering, E. barbarous.]
1. A dunce; a stupid fellow.
(a) A swimming bird (Sula fiber or Sula sula) related
to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies,
nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account
of its apparent stupidity -- unafraid of men, it
allows itself to be caught by a simple and undisguised
approach. The name is also sometimes applied to other
species of gannets; as, Sula piscator, the
red-footed booby; and Sula nebouxii, the
(b) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas.
(a) (Naut.), a kind of wooden hood over a hatch, readily
(b), an insane asylum. [Colloq.]
Booby hut, a carriage body put upon sleigh runners. [Local,
U. S.] --Bartlett.
Booby hutch, a clumsy covered carriage or seat, used in the
eastern part of England. --Forby.
Booby prize, an award for the poorest performance in a
competition; hence, metaphorically, the recognition of a
strikingly inferior or incompetent performance.
(a), a schoolboy's practical joke, as a shower bath when a
door is opened.
(b), any concealed device causing surprise or injury when
a usually harmless object is touched; -- in military
operations, typically containing an explosive charge.
[1913 Webster +PJC]