What does the word booby mean?

Usage examples for booby

  1. Never was seen so fond a booby as I am, and am likely to remain! – Anna St. Ives by 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 by Honore de Balzac
  3. Are you asleep, booby? – Pelle the Conqueror, Vol. 2 by Martin Anderson Nexo