boob tube

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boob tube (plural boob tubes)

  1. (US, informal) television
  2. (UK, informal) A type of woman's upper body garment consisting of a taut band of cloth around the breasts and back.

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The word used as a synonym for television was heard as early as 1965 on an episode of The Munsters. It was probably being used before that time.

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