Part of speech: noun

A dull fellow; dunce.

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Usage examples "booby":

  1. Never was seen so fond a booby as I am, and am likely to remain! - "Anna St. Ives", Thomas Holcroft.
  2. You might even give Celeste to his booby of a son; that alliance would certainly protect you from all suspicion." - "The Lesser Bourgeoisie", Honore de Balzac.
  3. Are you asleep, booby? - "Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2", Martin Anderson Nexo.