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Booby


BOO'BY, noun

1. A dunce; a stupid fellow; a lubber; one void of wisdom, or intellect.

2. A fowl of the pelican genus, of a brown and white color, much varied in different individuals. This fowl is found among the Bahama isles, feeds upon fish and lays its eggs on the bare rocks. It has a joint in the upper mandible, by which it can raise it without opening the mouth.