booby vs dope what difference

what is difference between booby and dope

English

Wikispecies

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbuːbi/
  • Rhymes: -uːbi

Etymology 1

17th century. From Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus (stammering).

Noun

booby (plural boobies)

  1. A stupid person.
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer, Act I, [1]
      The daughter is said to be well-bred and beautiful; the son an awkward booby, reared up and spoiled at his mother’s apron-string.
    • 1854, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., 1910, Chapter I, p. 74, [2]
      As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, “How Lizzie Was Shamed Right Through,” [3]
      She knotted our ribbons very tightly so that we should not lose them,—they pulled the little hairs under our curls and made us “ooch” and wriggle. Then Dede gave us little smacks and called us boobies.
  2. Any of various large tropical seabirds from the genera Sula and Papasula in the gannet family Sulidae, traditionally considered to be stupid.
    • 1638 Herbert, Sir Thomas Some years travels into divers parts of Asia and Afrique
      At which time, ſome Boobyes, weary of flight, made our Ship their pearch, an animall ſo ſimple as ſuffers any to take her without feare, as if a ſtupid ſenſe made her careleſſe of danger…
    • 1839, Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle, Chapter I, [4]
      We found on St. Paul’s only two kinds of birds—the booby and the noddy. The former is a species of gannet, and the latter a tern. Both are of a tame and stupid disposition, and are so unaccustomed to visitors, that I could have killed any number of them with my geological hammer.
  3. In the game of croquet, a ball that has not passed through the first wicket.
    • 1863, Mayne Reid, Croquet, London: C.J. Skeet, p. 33, [5]
      A booby may displace another booby or a bridged ball by roquet, ricochet, or concussion.
Synonyms
  • (stupid person): Thesaurus:fool
  • (large tropical seabird): sulid
Derived terms
  • boob
  • booby prize
  • booby trap
  • boobyish
  • boobyism
  • Abbott’s booby, Papasula abbotti
  • blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii
  • brown booby, Sula leucogaster
  • masked booby, Sula dactylatra
  • Nazca booby, Sula granti
  • Peruvian booby, Sula variegata
  • red-footed booby, Sula sula
  • Tasman booby, Sula dactylatra tasmani
Translations

Verb

booby (third-person singular simple present boobies, present participle boobying, simple past and past participle boobied)

  1. (rare, intransitive) To behave stupidly; to act like a booby.
    • 1824 Washington Irving, “Proclamation”, Salmagundi volume 1:
      Who lounge and who loot, and who booby about, / No knowledge within, and no manners without;
  2. (transitive) To install a booby trap on or at (something); to attack (someone) with a booby trap.
    • 1976 “Weekly Almanac”, Jet volume 22, page 44:
      Self Boobied. Donald E. Campbell of Merritt Island, Fla., accidentally tripped on one of the shotgun shell booby traps he had installed

Etymology 2

From the earlier form bubby.

Noun

booby (plural boobies)

  1. (colloquial) A woman’s breast.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:breast
    • 2008, Richard Uhlig, Boy Minus Girl:
      She is beyond hot: her long, black, curly hair cascades around her naked boobies!
Derived terms
  • boob
Descendants
  • Sranan Tongo: bobi (or from bubby)
Translations

Anagrams

  • yobbo


English

Etymology

From Dutch doop (thick dipping sauce), from Dutch dopen (to dip), from Middle Dutch dopen, from Old Dutch *dōpen, from Frankish *daupijan, from Proto-Germanic *daupijaną.

Sense “narcotic drug” originally from viscous opium pastes, “insider information” perhaps from knowing which horse had been doped in a race. Related to English dip and German taufen.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): [dəʊp]
  • (US) IPA(key): [doʊp]
  • Rhymes: -əʊp

Noun

dope (countable and uncountable, plural dopes)

  1. (uncountable) Any viscous liquid or paste, such as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
  2. (uncountable) An absorbent material used to hold a liquid.
  3. (uncountable, aeronautics) Any varnish used to coat a part, such as an airplane wing or a hot-air balloon in order to waterproof, strengthen, etc.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Any illicit or narcotic drug that produces euphoria or satisfies an addiction; particularly heroin. [from late 19th c.]
  5. (uncountable, slang) Information, usually from an inside source, originally in horse racing and other sports. [from early 20th c.]
    Synonym: scoop
  6. (uncountable, fireams) Ballistic data on previously fired rounds, used to calculate the required hold over a target.
  7. (countable, slang) A stupid person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fool
  8. (US, Ohio) Dessert topping.

Derived terms

  • dope fiend
  • dope house
  • dope man
  • dope sheet
  • dope slap/dope-slap
  • dope story
  • dopeless

Translations

Verb

dope (third-person singular simple present dopes, present participle doping, simple past and past participle doped)

  1. (transitive, slang) To affect with drugs.
    Synonym: administer
  2. (transitive) To treat with dope (lubricant, etc.).
  3. (transitive, electronics) To add a dopant such as arsenic to (a pure semiconductor such as silicon).
  4. (intransitive, now chiefly sports) To use drugs; especially, to use prohibited performance-enhancing drugs in sporting competitions.
  5. (slang, transitive, dated) To judge or guess; to predict the result of.

Derived terms

  • dope up

Descendants

Translations

Adjective

dope (comparative doper, superlative dopest)

  1. (slang) Amazing.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:awesome

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • deop, depo, op-ed, oped, p.o.’ed, p.o.ed, pedo, pedo-, pode, poed

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [doːpə]

Verb

dope

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dopen

French

Etymology

From English dope

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔp/

Noun

dope f (plural dopes)

  1. (informal) illicit drug, narcotic

Verb

dope

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doper
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doper
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doper
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of doper
  5. second-person singular imperative of doper

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈdoː.pə]

Verb

dope

  1. inflection of dopen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Ido

Etymology

From dop +‎ -e.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdo.pe/

Adverb

dope

  1. back, behind, aback

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdope/, [ˈd̪o.pe]

Verb

dope

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of dopar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of dopar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of dopar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of dopar.

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