Booby, which comes not only from the gannet family of ungainly seabirds but from a Latin root meaning “to stammer” (and therefore presumed dull-witted), is used only by our trolls.
- 02.090 “You’re a booby,” said William.
- 02.091 “Booby yerself!” said Tom.
Harper, Douglas. “Booby”. Online Etymology Dictionary. Web.