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Synonyms for booby

Synonyms for booby

an ignorant or foolish person

small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both

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The attacker responded by dragging the booby several meters away, and then released its grip.
Sunday's assault in Barangay Puktan left no casualties so far, save for the recovery of the explosives rigged as booby traps.
The brown booby was with a group of double-crested cormorants, a common local waterbird similar in size and coloring to the booby.
We identified 11 species of bacteria from masked booby (Sula dactylatra) and Christmas shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis); 5 species of gram-negative bacilli, 4 species of Streptococcus (Enterococcus), and 2 species of Staphylococcus.
To confirm whether they were masked booby nests, the GPS coordinates of known nests (detected during fieldwork) were inputted to the 'Fly to' box of Google Earth[TM].
Booby Trap hosts and resident DJs, Kim Anh and Anon, created the club almost two years ago and since then it's become a hotspot for queer up-and-comers and celebs alike, so don't be surprised if you bump into someone like actress-model Jenny Shimizu (Make Me a Supermodel).
I have asked anglers for their views on the efficiency of the boobies and a high number believe it all has to do with the action of the booby as it moves in the water.
Police said the booby trap allegations were extremely serious and they were looking into the claims.
What horrible news for the Booby, finding out that McCririck will be spending 18 more Saturdays at home.
Malice Aforethought, A History of Booby Traps from World War One to Vietnam.
Probably get wasted and spend the rest of the evening at a local booby bar.
Malice aforethought: A history of booby traps from World War One to Vietnam, Greenhill Books, London and Stackpole Books, Pennsylvania, 2004, ISBN 1-85367-613-6, hard cover with dust jacket, 270 pp, 60-plus b & w photos and drawings, 16 x 24 cm, UK 18.
In the August 6th DM Notebook, I awarded a booby prize to Sports Illustrated for a gift subscription offer which, while offering me the opportunity to give a gift, required me to renew my own sub at the "regular price" of $83.
The family of a burglar who was electrocuted when he tried to break into a bar in Illinois after-hours and triggered a home-made booby trap has been awarded pounds 46,000 to be paid by the bar owners.
However compared with related species, brown booby adults aren't unusually aggressive.