boob vs breast what difference

what is difference between boob and breast

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbuːb/
  • Rhymes: -uːb

Etymology 1

Clipped form of booby (fool). Appeared near the beginning of the twentieth century; more information at booby § Etymology 1.

Noun

boob (plural boobs)

  1. (informal, derogatory) Idiot, fool.
Translations

Adjective

boob (not comparable)

  1. (informal, derogatory) Idiotic, foolish.

Verb

boob (third-person singular simple present boobs, present participle boobing, simple past and past participle boobed)

  1. To behave stupidly; to act like a boob.
  2. (informal, intransitive) To make a mistake

Etymology 2

Clipped form of booby (breast). Appeared from the 20th century; more information at booby § Etymology 2.

Noun

boob (plural boobs)

  1. (colloquial, slang) A breast, especially that of an adult or adolescent human female.
    • Mommy Has a Boo Boo in Her Boob was written to help families who have been affected by breast cancer.
Derived terms
  • man boob (man-boob, manboob)
  • moob
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:breasts
Translations

Etymology 3

Apparently shortened from booby-hatch.

Noun

boob (plural boobs)

  1. (Australia, US) A prison; jail. [from 20th c.]
    • 1927, William Cooper, letter, in Heiss & Minter (eds.), Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 26:
      Then he got or was brought back to Mongumber he was tired to a tree and was belted by the white officer in charge put into the boob that they have ther I think of cause we cant say for a certain was was brought out of the boob dead or nearly.

Anagrams

  • Bo-Bo, Bobo, bobo, obbo

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English boob.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bub/

Noun

boob f (plural boobs)

  1. (slang, anglicism, chiefly plural) breast

Further reading

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English

Alternative forms

  • brest (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English brest, from Old English brēost, from Proto-West Germanic *breust, from Proto-Germanic *breustą, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰrews- (to swell). Compare West Frisian boarst, Danish bryst, Swedish bröst; cf. also Dutch borst, German Brust.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brĕst, IPA(key): /bɹɛst/
  • Rhymes: -ɛst
  • Homophone: Brest

Noun

breast (plural breasts)

  1. (anatomy) Either of the two organs on the front of a female human’s chest, which contain the mammary glands; also the analogous organs in males.
  2. (anatomy) The chest, or front of the human thorax.
    • 1798, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner:
      The Wedding-Guest here beat his breast, / For he heard the loud bassoon.
  3. A section of clothing covering the breast area.
  4. The figurative seat of the emotions, feelings etc.; one’s heart or innermost thoughts.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act I scene ii[1]:
      [] Thou best know’st
      What torment I did find thee in. Thy groans
      Did make wolves howl, and penetrate the breasts
      Of ever-angry bears— it was a torment
      To lay upon the damn’d, which Sycorax
      Could not again undo. It was mine art,
      When I arrived and heard thee, that made gape
      The pine and let thee out.
  5. The ventral portion of an animal’s thorax.
  6. A choice cut of poultry, especially chicken or turkey, taken from the bird’s breast; also a cut of meat from other animals, breast of mutton, veal, pork.
  7. The front or forward part of anything.
    • 1645, John Milton, L’Allegro
      Mountains on whose barren breast / The labouring clouds do often rest.
  8. (mining) The face of a coal working.
  9. (mining) The front of a furnace.
  10. (obsolete) The power of singing; a musical voice.
    • c. 1601, William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act II scene iii[3]:
      By my troth, the fool has an excellent breast.
  11. (swimming) the breaststroke

Synonyms

  • (female organs): See also Thesaurus:breasts
  • (chest): chest
  • (seat of emotions): heart, soul
  • (cut of poultry): white meat
  • (cut of meat): brisket

Antonyms

  • (cut of poultry): thigh, wing, dark meat

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

breast (third-person singular simple present breasts, present participle breasting, simple past and past participle breasted)

  1. (transitive, often figuratively) To push against with the breast; to meet full on, oppose, face.
  2. To reach the top (of a hill).
  3. (transitive, cooking) To debreast.
    • 2005, Texas Judicial Cookbook: Hello There!
      Breast the birds; wash and dry well. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the birds in a roasting pan.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Baster, Be star, Sterba, Tarbes, abrest, barest, baster, bestar, rebats, tabers

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