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booby trap a bomb or other explosive device that is well-hidden and wired to explode upon being touched or triggered by an unsuspecting person. [2 definitions]
boogaloo a popular dance done to soul and rock 'n' roll music in the 1960s.
boogeyman an imaginary, frightening man that supposedly carries away disobedient children.
boogie strongly rhythmic rock-'n'-roll with a fast tempo, often in a blues form. [3 definitions]
boogie-woogie strongly rhythmic piano jazz in which the melody is accompanied throughout by a repeated bass pattern that uses chiefly eighth notes.
boohoo (informal) to weep loudly. [2 definitions]
book a collection of bound paper sheets, usu. containing written or printed words. [13 definitions]
bookable combined form of book.
bookbinder a person or business that binds books.
bookbinding the process, art, or practice of binding books.
bookcase a set of enclosed shelves for books.
book club a commercial enterprise that sells or lends books to subscribers, usu. at a discount in exchange for a specified minimum purchase.
bookend a support, often ornamental and in a pair, used to prop up the end of a row of books.
bookie (informal) one whose business is taking wagers on sporting events, esp. horse racing.
booking an engagement for the performance of a musician or other entertainer. [2 definitions]
bookish inclined to reading or study (often used disparagingly). [3 definitions]
bookkeeper a person who systematically records business and financial transactions.
bookkeeping the practice or occupation of systematically recording business transactions.
book learning knowledge acquired from books or in school rather than through practical experience. [2 definitions]
booklet a small book, usu. with paper covers; pamphlet.
bookmaker one involved in the making of books. [2 definitions]