bobo

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See also: Bobo, bóbo, bobô, and bo bo

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortening of bourgeois bohemian, popularized by David Brooks to describe the 1990s equivalent of the yuppie.

Noun[edit]

bobo (plural bobos)

  1. A materialistic person who affects an anti-materialistic persona.
  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) A boo-boo (minor injury)

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Albanian[edit]

Interjection[edit]

bobo

  1. alas (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)


This Albanian entry was created from the translations listed at alas. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see bobo in the Albanian Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2008


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, f (plural bobos)

  1. bobo, boho

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Verb[edit]

bóbó and bôbô

  1. pour out or over

Verb[edit]

bóbo

  1. baptism without ceremony

Portuguese[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Spanish bobo, from Latin balbus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bobo m (feminine singular boba, masculine plural bobos, feminine plural bobas, comparable)

  1. (Brazil) silly, stupid
  2. (Brazil) naive

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Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

  1. (historical) jester (person who amused a medieval court)
  2. (chiefly Brazil) a stupid or naive person; a fool.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin balbus (stuttering).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbobo/, [ˈboβo]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. stupid, silly, naïve
    Synonyms: tonto

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo m (plural bobos)

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

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bobo

  1. (vulgar, informal, pejorative) an idiot

Adjective[edit]

bobo

  1. stupid; idiotic

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