booth

/boohth/, n., pl. booths /boohdhz, boohths/.
1. a stall, compartment, or light structure for the sale of goods or for display purposes, as at a market, exhibition, or fair.
2. a small compartment or boxlike room for a specific use by one occupant: a telephone booth; a projection booth.
3. a small, temporary structure used by voters at elections.
4. a partly enclosed compartment or partitioned area, as in a restaurant or music store, equipped for a specific use by one or more persons.
5. a temporary structure of any material, as boughs, canvas, or boards, used esp. for shelter; shed.
[1150-1200; ME bothe < ON buth (cf. ODan both booth); c. G Bude]

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(as used in expressions)
Booth Edwin Thomas
Booth John Wilkes
Booth William
Tarkington Newton Booth

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