(||Bon" vi`vant") ; pl. Bons vivants [F. bon good + vivant, p. pr. of vivre to live.] A good
fellow; a jovial companion; a free liver.
1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones.
2. Having large or prominent bones.
Bony fish (Zoöl.), the menhaden. Bony pike (Zoöl.), the gar pike
(Bon"ze) n. [Pg. bonzo, fr. Japan. bozu a Buddhist priest: cf. F. bonze.] A Buddhist or Fohist
priest, monk, or nun.
The name was given by the Portuguese to the priests of Japan, and has since been applied to the priests
of China, Cochin China, and the neighboring countries.
(Boo"by) n.; pl. Boobies [Sp. bobo dunce, idiot; cf. L. balbus stammering, E. barbarous.]
1. A dunce; a stupid fellow.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) A swimming bird (Sula fiber or S. sula) related to the common gannet, and found in the
West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name
is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator, the red-footed booby. (b) A
species of penguin of the antarctic seas.
Booby hatch (Naut.), a kind of wooden hood over a hatch, readily removable. Booby hut, a carriage
body put upon sleigh runners. [Local, U. S.] Bartlett. Booby hutch, a clumsy covered carriage or
seat, used in the eastern part of England. Forby. Booby trap, a schoolboy's practical joke, as a
shower bath when a door is opened.
(Boo"by) a. Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
(Boo"by*ish), a. Stupid; dull.
(Boodh) n. Same as Buddha. Malcom.
(Boodh"ism) n. Same as Buddhism.
(Boodh"ist), n. Same as Buddhist.
(Boo"dle) n. [Origin uncertain.]
1. The whole collection or lot; caboodle. [Low, U. S.] Bartlett.
2. Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag. [Polit. slang, U. S.]
(Boo`hoe") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boohooed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Boohooing.] [An imitative word.]
To bawl; to cry loudly. [Low] Bartlett.
(Boo"hoo`) n. (Zoöl.) The sailfish; called also woohoo.
(Book) n. [OE. book, bok, AS. boc; akin to Goth. boka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. bok,
Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. bok, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. boc, bece, beech; because
the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Cf. Beech.]
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