What is a booby in booby-trap?
QuestionBooby-trap - what is a booby and why is it so-called?
Answer** Definitive **
Name: Nick, London
Qualification: Ex-Military trainer who was constantly asked this question
Answer: A booby is a bird, frequenting the sea, which is good to eat. Pirates and sailors used to set traps to catch the booby and hence they became known as booby-traps.