Definition of boob tube in English:

boob tube

noun

informal
  • 1British A woman's tight-fitting strapless top made of stretchy material.

    • ‘I am most certainly not looking forward to seeing you in a boob tube and hot pants.’
    • ‘Double-sided tape is essential to keep those boob tubes over your breasts.’
    • ‘Other highlights included boob tubes, straight dresses worn over trousers, maxi coats and cropped bodywarmers with furry trims.’
    • ‘I looked over at her, she looked gorgeous in tight jeans and a cropped boob tube, revealing the lower half of her abdomen.’
    • ‘She was dressed in a black boob tube with a black, glittery, lace poncho over the top.’
    • ‘She was dressed in long black pants and had a boob tube on the same colour as Kila's eyes.’
    • ‘Last year a mother from Croydon, Surrey, was lambasted in tabloid newspapers for encouraging her 10-year-old daughter to wear a G-string and a boob tube.’
    • ‘He was in long robes, long beard; she was wearing a boob tube, as I believe they are called, and a short skirt.’
    • ‘A traveller who was refused bar service because the woman with him was wearing a skimpy boob tube, has been awarded €2,000.’
    • ‘Her pink mini skirt was inches too short and her boob tube looked like it was about to fall off.’
    • ‘High-heel shoes, lacy lingerie, micro-mini skirts and boob tubes are not cute or sweet or in any way appropriate for young girls.’
    • ‘Immaculate figures are squeezed into designer skirts, hipster trousers, beaded boob tubes, laced bodices… anything goes, as long as it's black.’
    • ‘Angelina ended up with a pair of denim hipster jeans with flames up the legs and a black boob tube saying Wicked.’
    • ‘It's a strong look and a huge improvement on the queen-of-Saturday-night boob tubes that she favoured in the old days.’
    • ‘A boob tube is not a boob tube if you don't have boobs.’
    • ‘In her time she has donned boob tubes, marabou-trimmed sandals and nice-but-dim Ken.’
    • ‘She looked at herself wearing a white boob tube, her yellow flowered bikini top and boot-cut Jeans.’
    • ‘She emerged triumphantly with a red boob tube and black skirt.’
    • ‘They were generally light in colour and see-through in nature, one exception being the opening set where the women were forced to wear tiny white boob tubes.’
    • ‘Today I went in search of silver sequin knickers, silver boob tubes and a pair of silver boots.’
  • 2North American Television or a television set.

    ‘librarians are scrambling for ways to compete with the boob tube’
    • ‘As you say, it is a triumph of books over the boob tube.’
    • ‘But the main reason I spend so little time in front of the boob tube is the lack of compelling material.’
    • ‘Spending time on the Internet may well be an academic's version of watching too much of the boob tube, and I'm going to limit myself to one hour a day.’
    • ‘Either way, there still exist some exceptionally creative, smart and informative venues on the boob tube.’
    • ‘Finally, that allegedly brain-dead American boob tube may actually provide more cognitive stimulation than previously thought.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, keep yourselves occupied with a good book, a fine movie, or just turn on the boob tube for a few hours and let yourself veg out.’
    • ‘And now, at seventeen, I can't sleep unless the blue glow of the boob tube exists a few feet from me.’
    • ‘And now she is about to make the jump from the radio to the boob tube, courtesy of a show this fall from Paramount Television.’
    • ‘I miss too many programs these days, not that the boob tube is a major addiction, but it would be nice to at least keep up with a few favorites.’
    • ‘Keeping this kind of stuff off the boob tube obviously is going to be critical task for the Pentagon and the White House.’
    • ‘What we have here, are two classic installments of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the greatest television program in the brief history of the boob tube.’
    • ‘We're well acquainted with perennial complaints that children are hooked too tightly to the boob tube.’
    • ‘Come on folks - ditch the boob tube for a while and get off the sofa.’
    • ‘In some cases, the proverbial boob tube will actually know more about viewers than they know about themselves.’
    • ‘So far, Jack hasn't stepped up to the polls, but I'm quietly optimistic that he'll be the next big thing in Canada, at least on the boob tube.’
    • ‘I don't watch much television; I haven't had a boob tube in my possession for eight years.’

Pronunciation:

boob tube

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