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 Bonzes (sing. Bon’ze).Booby (Lady). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Booby.
 
A spiritless fool, who suffers himself to be imposed upon. In England the Solan goose is called a booby or noddy. (Spanish, bobo; German, bube.)   1
   A booby will never make a hawk. The bird called the booby, that allows itself to be fleeced by other birds, will never become a bird of prey itself.   2
 


 Bonzes (sing. Bon’ze).Booby (Lady). 

 
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