Booby

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.

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