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booby prize

  

      n   a mock prize given to the person having the lowest score or giving the worst performance in a competition  
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booby  
      n   pl   , -bies  
1    an ignorant or foolish person  
2      (Brit)   the losing player in a game  
3    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  
   Compare       gannet  
     (C17: from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus stammering)  


booby hatch  
      n  
1    a hoodlike covering for a hatchway on a ship  
2      (U.S.)  
slang   a mental hospital  
booby prize  
      n   a mock prize given to the person having the lowest score or giving the worst performance in a competition  
booby trap  
      n  
1    a hidden explosive device primed in such a way as to be set off by an unsuspecting victim  
2    a trap for an unsuspecting person, esp. one intended as a practical joke, such as an object balanced above a door to fall on the person who opens it  
      vb   , booby-trap, traps, -trapping, -trapped  
3    tr   to set a booby trap in or on (a building or object) or for (a person)  

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booby

  
  
berk     (Brit. slang)   blockhead, charlie     (Brit. informal)   coot, dickhead     (slang)   dickwit     (slang)   dimwit     (informal)   dipstick     (Brit. slang)   divvy     (Brit. slang)   dork     (slang)   duffer     (informal)   dunce, dweeb     (U.S. slang)   fathead     (informal)   fool, fuckwit     (taboo slang)   geek     (slang)   gobshite     (Irish taboo slang)   gonzo     (slang)   goof     (informal)   idiot, jerk     (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   lamebrain     (informal)   muggins     (Brit. slang)   nerd or nurd     (slang)   nitwit, numbskull or numskull, numpty     (Scot. informal)   oaf, pillock     (Brit. slang)   plank     (Brit. slang)   plonker     (slang)   prat     (slang)   prick     (slang)   schmuck     (U.S. slang)   simpleton, twit     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   wally     (slang)   weenie     (U.S. informal)  

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