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boob tube (n.)

"television set," U.S. slang, by 1965, from boob "stupid person" + slang tube (n.) "television, television programming;" the original sets had vacuum tubes in them.

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Definitions of boob tube

boob tube (n.)
an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen;
Synonyms: television receiver / television / television set / tv / tv set / idiot box / telly / goggle box
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