Definitions starting with B

ID #1531

Booky

/búki/ [Pan-Creole; cf. Prov. Breda Bookie (Washabaugh 1980:8), Louisiana Black Bookee (Fauset 1927:242), Haitian Bouqui (Crowley 1966:29); the origin seems to be European (cf. Fr. bouc and obs. Eng. buck, both male goat) with possible African convergence (cf. Wolof bouki hyena, Crowley 1966:29); cf. also BOOK v] n. a folk-tale character: 1966 B' Booky: the stupid, greedy, lascivious foil of B' Rabby, some-times his brother or close friend, usually bigger in size, and conceived as a rabbit, goat, monkey, or as a human (Crowley 29). (Gen.)

Tags: folktales, noun

Related entries:

Last update: 2012-01-08 12:14
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.


Start comment!