bobo

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboʊboʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oʊboʊ

Etymology 1[edit]

Blend of bourgeois +‎ bohemian, popularized by David Brooks to describe the 1990s equivalent of the yuppie.[1]

Noun[edit]

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. A materialistic person who affects an anti-materialistic persona.
    • 2000, David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise [] , Simon & Schuster, →ISBN, page 207:
      The small things—an olive grove or a small chapel—take on greater meaning to a Bobo on vacation.
    • 2011 April 12, Alex Lobrano, “Bobo Heaven in Paris”, in T Magazine[1], retrieved 2019-06-26:
      Peruse the Paris papers these days and you'll notice an obsession with bobos: no, they're not a team of cheerleaders or a troupe of clowns, but rich, artsy types known as bourgeois bohemians, who are now pretty much the tip of Parisian tastemakers. So when friends who were recently staying in Saint Germain des Pres asked me where to go to people watch, I told them to head for the Ninth Arrondissement citadel of bobo cool.
  2. A self-styled bodyguard or groupie of the nouveau riche (such as a professional athlete or musician)
  3. An imitation of something, particularly a well known product, usually lower in quality than the original.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from French bobo (boo-boo).

Noun[edit]

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. (Louisiana, Montreal) A boo-boo (minor injury)
See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Brooks (2000) Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There (in English), Simon & Schuster, →ISBN

Anagrams[edit]

Aklanon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. fish trap

Albanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bobo

  1. alas (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)

See also[edit]

Bikol Central[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus (stammering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo
  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/, [ˈbo.bo]

Adjective[edit]

bóbo (feminine boba)

  1. stupid; foolish
    Synonyms: patal, palpal, pangol, torpe

Noun[edit]

bóbo (feminine boba)

  1. fool; idiot; simpleton; dunce
    Synonyms: tonto, tonta, kabakab
  2. (uncommon) clown
    Synonyms: payaso, komiko

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboː.boː/
  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Sranan Tongo bobo, from Portuguese bobo or alternatively Spanish bobo.[1]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobo's)

  1. (Suriname) sucker, fool
    Synonyms: domkop, sufferd, sukkel

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening of bondsbons. Said to be coined by Joop Niezen in 1978. Popularised in 1988 by Ruud Gullit, whose usage was likely influenced by etymology 1.[2]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobo's)

  1. (Netherlands) football bigwig [from late 1970s or early 1980s]
    • 1983 November 10, M.H., "Bobo's", Nieuwsblad van het Noorden , vol. 96, no. 265, page 19.
      Drukke dagen voor bobo's in het Noorden.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. (Netherlands, by extension) any bigwig [from late 1980s]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  2. ^ Philippa, Marlies; Debrabandere, Frans; Quak, Arend; Schoonheim, Tanneke; van der Sijs, Nicoline (2003–2009) Etymologisch woordenboek van het Nederlands (in Dutch), Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. (childish) boo-boo (pain or injury)

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of bourgeois +‎ bohème.

Noun[edit]

bobo m or f by sense (plural bobos)

  1. bobo, boho
    • 2016, Mathilde Ramadier, Alberto Madrigal, Berlin 2.0, Futuropolis, →ISBN, page 47:
      Et d’un point de vue sociologique, mieux vaut commander un simple café au lait pour préserver les berlinois des bobos et des hipsters.
      And from a sociological point of view, it is better to order a simple white coffee to protect Berliners from the bobos and the hipsters.

Further reading[edit]

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Louisiana Creole bo.

Verb[edit]

bobo

  1. (Saint-Domingue) to kiss
    Mo bobo ly là su bouche.I kiss her there on the mouth.

Descendants[edit]

  • Haitian Creole: bo

References[edit]

  • S.J Ducoeurjoly, Manuel des habitans de Saint-Domingue, contenant un précis de l'histoire de cette île

Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

bóbó or bôbô

  1. to pour out or over

Noun[edit]

bóbo

  1. baptism without ceremony

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

bobo

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぼぼ

Luba-Kasai[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

bobo

  1. them

Mansaka[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bubu, from Proto-Austronesian *bubu.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. fish trap

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. boy, guy, young man
  2. boyfriend
    • 2018, “Lekki Pastor sextape: "Delete your naked picture from your bobo phone before e too late"”, in BBC News Pidgin[2]:
      "'Make pipo delete dia naked foto and videos from dia bobo or girlfriend phone before e dey too late' na wetin di girl wey her sex video wit one Lagos pastor leak online tell BBC News Pidgin."
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Polabian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *baba, from Proto-Balto-Slavic *bā́ˀbāˀ, from nursery language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo f

  1. old woman
  2. midwife
    Synonym: bopkă

Related terms[edit]

nouns

References[edit]

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    Lehr-Spławiński, T.; Polański, K. (1962), “babə”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka Drzewian połabskich [Etymological Dictionary of the Polabian Drevani Language] (in Polish), issue 1 (A – ďüzd), Wrocław; Warszawa etc.: Ossolineum, page 22
  • Polański, Kazimierz; James Allen Sehnert (1967), “bobo”, in Polabian-English Dictionary, The Hague, Paris: Mouton & Co, page 35
  • Olesch, Reinhold (1962), “Boba, Bobo”, in Thesaurus Linguae Dravaenopolabicae [Thesaurus of the Drevani language] (in German), volume 1: A – O, Cologne, Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, →ISBN, page 65

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nursery language.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo n (indeclinable)

  1. (endearing) baby, child
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:dziecko
    małe boboa small baby
    ryczące boboa howling baby
    słodkie boboa sweet baby
    zdrowe boboa healthy baby
    bobo w wózkua baby in a carriage

Derived terms[edit]

noun

Further reading[edit]

  • bobo in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bobo in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pt

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

  • Rhymes: -obu
  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba, masculine plural bobos, feminine plural bobas)

  1. (Brazil) silly, stupid
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota
  2. (Brazil) naive

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. (historical) jester (person who amused a medieval court)
    Synonym: bobo da corte
  2. (chiefly Brazil) a stupid or naive person; a fool
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiota

Derived terms[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin balbus (stuttering), influenced by sound symbolism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/ [ˈbo.β̞o]
  • Audio (Colombia):(file)
  • Rhymes: -obo
  • Syllabification: bo‧bo

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba, masculine plural bobos, feminine plural bobas)

  1. stupid, silly, naive
    Synonym: tonto

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos, feminine boba, feminine plural bobas)

  1. a stupid or naive person; a fool
    ¡No seas bobo!Don't be an idiot!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although in some contexts zonzo, bobo, tonto, menso, culero, tarado, idiota, imbécil, estúpido and pendejo may be synonyms, in most contexts they have a different degree of intensity, with zonzo having the mildest connotation, increasing in intensity in that rough order, to estúpido and pendejo, which have the most offensive meaning.

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Sranan Tongo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese bobo.

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. dolt, dweeb, wimp

Adjective[edit]

bobo

  1. doltish, sluggish

Verb[edit]

bobo

  1. to behave like a dolt

Tagalog[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus (stammering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: bo‧bo
  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/, [ˈbo.bo]

Noun[edit]

bobo (feminine boba, Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜊᜓ)

  1. fool; idiot; simpleton; dunce
  2. (uncommon) clown; jester
    Synonyms: payaso, arlekin

Adjective[edit]

bobo (feminine boba, Baybayin spelling ᜊᜓᜊᜓ)

  1. stupid; foolish; silly
    Synonym: tanga
    • 2021, Nitz Miralles, “Lauren ‘pinatulan’ si DJ Loonyo”, in Pang-Masa:
      Aliw na aliw kami sa pagpatol ni Lauren Young sa fans ni DJ Loonyo na binash siya dahil sa comment sa pagsusuot ng face mask. Na-bash si Lauren sa tweet niyang “Omg i just saw this!! Ang bobo shet ang bobo. Flatearther ka rin ba koyah??”
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)

Derived terms[edit]

Ternate[edit]

bobo

Etymology[edit]

Compare Tobelo boboro (nipa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo (Jawi بوبو)

  1. the nipa palm

References[edit]

  • Frederik Sigismund Alexander de Clercq (1890) Bijdragen tot de kennis der Residentie Ternate, E.J. Brill
  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh