booby booby  /ˈbu bi/


  1. (n) an ignorant or foolish person
  2. (n) small tropical gannet having a bright bill or bright feet or both



  1. Along with this now familiar general warning, the FBI has introduced the specter of a new terrorism threat: booby-trapped beer coolers.
  2. Everybody expected booby traps or mines.
  3. In house-to-house searches, soldiers avoided entering through doorways, which might have been booby-trapped.


  1. Police up presence in Sandy-damaged sections of NY

    NEW YORK (AP) - Police have increased their presence in New York City neighborhoods still struggling with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The Staten Island Advance ( ) says break-ins left some residents on the island so frustrated and angry that they'd talked of setting booby traps and administering vigilante justice.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: New Jersey Herald

  2. Explosion hits military airport in Damascus: activists

    AMMAN (Reuters) - A huge explosion shook the Mezze military airport on the western edge of Damascus on Sunday, and ambulances were seen heading to the compound, a major base for President Bashar al-Assad's elite forces, activists said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group based in Britain with a network of observers in Syria, said it appeared that a booby-trapped car had ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. Using typical rhetoric to refer to US forces, al-Sadr said the government should "protect the Iraqi people from the booby traps and American militias" and "demand the withdrawal of the occupier or a schedule for its withdrawal from our holy...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Muqtada al-Sadr Source: USA Today

  2. In a statement Fox said, "I had booby stickers on. If I'd been actually topless, I would have sued someone: I know who, and I never did anything about it. It's her karma to deal with, not mine."
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Megan Fox Source: Twirlit

  3. ...a statement soon after the attack, Allawi said Iraqi forces provided the intelligence for the location of the al-Zarqawi safehouse so the strike could "terminate those terrorists, whose booby-trapped cars and explosive belts have harvested...
    on Jul 4, 2004 By: Ayad Allawi Source: USA Today

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