Definition of 'booby'
Example sentences containing 'booby'
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They were expected to check the archaeological site for mines and booby traps before opening it to experts to inspect the damage. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This time it was definitely a booby trap. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)The documents also contained warnings about booby trap devices. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They checked the gas canisters for booby traps but found none. The Sun (2009)Ten or fifteen years of expertise gone in a second to a booby trap. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Then rig up booby traps in case anybody else tries to get in. The Sun (2012)Their progress through the hotel was slowed by explosives that had been left behind as booby traps by the attackers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The attacking force is advancing with caution because of the danger of booby traps and the risk of civilian casualties. Times, Sunday Times (2007)More important, how to detect the presence of a lethal booby trap. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Many had been booby trapped. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He had been accused of rigging up a booby trap to set the house on fire as she slept to collect 190,000 insurance. The Sun (2009)We'd made big booby traps on the stairs, big holes hidden in the steps. STUART: A Life Backwards (2005)
Synonyms of 'booby'
fool, jerk, idiot, berk
Trends of 'booby'
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