1. the female breast, usu. in pl.
|(con. 1910s) Studs Lonigan (1936) 89: Studs didn’t usually pay attention to how girls looked, except [...] to notice their boobs, if they were big enough to bounce.Young Lonigan in|
|Sexus (1969) 305: I felt her sloshy boobs joggling me.|
|Ginger Man (1958) 166: I should have been a priest and have [...] a housekeeper with boobs like pyramids.|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 195: She had a nice pair of boobs.|
|Don’t Tread on Me (1987) 275: Some crazy little actress with big boobs.letter 14 Jan. in Crowther|
|Skin Tight 31: I want you to look at my boobs.|
|White Shoes 37: The sheila with the big boobs.|
|Indep. Real Life 25 July 3: ‘Shake the boobs!’ she whoops, arms outstretched.|
|‘Crazy Summer’ [Internet] She released it and moved forward and bent over me and let her boob drop down to a couple of inches above my face.|
|Gayle 57/2: Betty Boobs n. white woman with large breasts.|
|Peepshow [ebook] The glossy paper had been shredded across her neck, boobs and pussy.|
|Nature Girl 7: The man squeezed my boob.|
|Sun. Times (S. Afr.) 6 Jan. 13: Ventner, wearing the tightest pants teamed with a boob-hugging gold top.|
|Thrill City [ebook] My boobs were on the modest side.|
|‘Could Have Been’ [lyrics] Pretty face, small waist, big bump-per. / Tight pum, firm boobs in her jump-per.|
|Good Girl Stripped Bare 18: ‘Those boobs are too big for you!’ many-rolled Mrs Mangles from the fibro next door would yell.|
2. the chest of a fat male.
|Six Out Seven (1994) 21: Really, he wasn’t much more than terminal chubbs, but had big bouncy boobs and wouldn’t take off his shirt with his homeys.|
|IOL News (Western Cape) 12 Nov. [Internet] he looks like he has man boobs.|
see -age sfx
cosmetic/plastic surgery on the breast, usu. for enlarging with some form of implant.
|Reno Gaz.-Jrnl (NV) 18 June 61/2: ‘I’m gonna get a boob job (silicone implants), have my faced lifted, have my skin sanded’.|
|Tourist Season (1987) 259: Half the girls get boob jobs and butt tucks.|
|Indep. on Sun. Real Life 6 June 3: My first step was[...] to have a boob job.|
|Guardian Sport 19 Feb. 12: Boob job?|
|Guardian Weekend 17 Mar. 11: On the road girls used to boast about the cubic capacity of their titjobs. ‘I’ve got 840s.’ ‘I’ve got 1220s.’.|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 53: He made [...] a jumpy young skeleton with a boob job as a mommy speed freak.|
|Peepshow [ebook] The padded bra was great [...] an instant tit-job.|
1. a woman’s tight, strapless top, usu. of knitted or elasticated fabric.
|Daily Tel. 25 Oct. 17/1: You wear strapless boob tubes of gold lamé, much-ruched, with your 1950s pirate pants.|
|My Weekly 2 Aug. 16: Now the rush around to find [...] a variety of tops from waterproofs to ‘boob-tubes’.|
|Guardian G2 30 Sept. 3: A girl in a boob tube does the Jane Fonda workout.|
|Hip-Hop Connection Jan./Feb. 14: You won’t see me wearing those kinda short-shorts and boobtubes.|
|Gutted 212: She wore a bright pink boob tube and a black leather mini.|
2. attrib. use of sense 1.
|Chopper 4 90: I don’t reply to chesty boob tube blondes.|
3. see also under boob n.2