Booby vs Carriage - What's the difference?

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Booby is a hyponym of carriage.


As nouns the difference between booby and carriage

is that booby is a stupid person or booby can be (slang) a woman’s breast while carriage is the act of conveying; carrying.

As a adjective carriage is

related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

booby

English

(wikipedia booby) (Sulidae)

Etymology 1

17th Century. (etyl) bobo, from (etyl) .

Noun

(boobies)
  • A stupid person.
  • (by extension) 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, ?ome Boobyes , weary of flight, made our Ship their pearch, an animall ?o ?imple as ?uffers any to take her without feare, as if a ?tupid ?en?e made her carele??e of danger...
    Synonyms
    * (stupid person) * (large tropical seabird) sulid
    Derived terms
    * 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, * booby trap

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (rare) 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;
  • 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

    (boobies)
  • (slang) a woman’s breast
  • * 1934 (Henry Miller),
  • At ten o’clock she was lying on the divan with her boobies in her hands.

    Derived terms

    * boob

    Anagrams

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    carriage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of conveying; carrying.
  • Means of conveyance.
  • A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  • The carriage ride was very romantic.
  • (British) A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.
  • A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.i:
  • His carriage was full comely and vpright, / His countenaunce demure and temperate [...].
  • * 2010 , (Christopher Hitchens), Hitch-22 , Atlantic 2011, p. 90:
  • He chose to speak largely about Vietnam [...], and his wonderfully sonorous voice was as enthralling to me as his very striking carriage and appearance.
  • (archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 407:
  • He now assumed a carriage to me so very different from what he had lately worn, and so nearly resembling his behaviour the first week of our marriage, that [...] he might, possibly, have rekindled my fondness for him.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I:
  • Some people whisper but no doubt they lie, / For malice still imputes some private end, / That Inez had, ere Don Alfonso's marriage, / Forgot with him her very prudent carriage [...].
  • The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.
  • (US, New England) A shopping cart.
  • (British) A stroller; a baby carriage.
  • The charge made for conveying (especially in the phrases carriage forward'', when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and ''carriage paid ).
  • Hyponyms

    * araba * barouche * Berlin * brougham * booby * brake * cab * calash * caravan * carriole * carryall * cart * Catherine * chaise * clarence * coach * coachee * Coburg * coup * croydon * curricle * dennet * devil-carriage * dobbin * dormeuse * double * droshky * family * fiacre * fly * four-wheeler * gharry * gig * Gladstone * hackery * hackney * hansom * hearse * horse-box * horse-fly * hutch * jaun * Jersey * landau * noddy * phaeton * Pilentum * post-chariot * Rockaway * rumbelow * shigram * sledge * sociable * solo * sulky * surrey * tarantass * unicorn * vettura * Victoria * vinaigrette (person-drawn or pushed; not horse-drawn) * * voiturin * volante * wagonette * walnut-shell * whirlicote * whisky

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked home […], foaming and raging.He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage -horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
  • *
  • *:a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil!  You!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • See also

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